Interdisciplinary Summer School 2017

Prof Bhekie Mamba

Professor Bhekie Mamba is the Director of the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa since September 2014. He is responsible for the establishment and consolidation of all the research activities on water and nanotechnology within the Research Unit.

Prof Mamba is a visionary and astounding leader and has occupied a number of leadership positions including being a Professor and Head at Department of Applied Chemistry at UJ, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science at UJ, Director of the DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre – Water Research Node and the Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology and Water Research at UJ.

Prof Mamba has published about 7 book chapters, over 200 journal papers, about 12 technical reports, and over 50 conference proceedings.He has supervised to completion over 60 Masters and doctoral students who are now either employed or running businesses in SA and other countries in Southern Africa.

Besides his established international collaborative research network with other esteemed universities locally and abroad, Prof Mamba has presented his research work in several local and international conferences. He has reviewed journal articles for at least 20 international journals and has been an external examiner of MSc dissertations and PhD theses from various universities including Wits University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of the Free State, Royal Institute of Science and Technology (Sweden) (Main External Examiner), Rhodes University, University of Western Cape, University of Botswana and University of Stellenbosch.

He has vast experience in the area of nanotechnology, polymer chemistry and water treatment technologies. His passion is towards creating sustainable solutions that would ensure that the water resources are maintained and preserved for future generations