Seven researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) have been nominated in eight categories of the 19th NSTF-South32 Awards for their outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.
More than 60 prizes and trophies were awarded to the top students in the Faculty at the Annual Outstanding Achievers Function for students of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, which took place earlier this month.
A new cutting-edge experimental setup developed by Dr Tjaart Krüger and his talented students from the Biophysics and Photonics Research Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Pretoria (UP), is the first of its kind in Africa.
Mr Frederick Malan, a final-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pretoria, is one of only five South African postgraduate students selected to attend the 67th Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, from 25 to 30 June 2017.
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