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Nominees for 2016/2017NSTF-South32 awards announced

The university is proud to announce and acknowledge the Unisa nominees who will contend this year for the highly regarded 2016/2017 NSTF-South32 awards.

Of the 135 nominees contending under 13 different categories, there are eight Unisa staff members.

Lifetime Award

(by an individual over a period of 15 years or more)

  • Prof Sekhar Chandra Ray, Professor of Physics
  • Prof Lukas Snyman, Director: School of Engineering, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Research and its outputs

(by an individual over a period of up to 15 years after award of a PhD or equivalent, predominantly in South Africa)

TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging researchers

(by an individual—post-doctoral in a period of up to six years after award of a PhD or equivalent in research)

  • Prof Felix Bankole, Associate Professor (Computing): School of Computing, College of Science, Engineering and Technology and Coordinator of Information Resource Management Programme, University of South Africa; and Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

Research or Engineering Capacity Development

(by an individual over the last five to ten years—Eskom sponsors two awards for a male and a female for contributions in Engineering and the NSTF will make an award for a contribution in other disciplines)

NSTF-GreenMatter Award: Biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy

(by an individual or an organisation—sponsored by GreenMatter)

NSTF-WRC Award: Sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions

(by an individual or an organisation to be awarded in recognition of demonstrated leadership and impact—sponsored by the Water Research Commission)

  • Prof Bhekie Mamba, Executive Dean: College of Science, Engineering and Technology and Director: Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Unit, University of South Africa

Data for Research Award: Availability, management and use of data for research

(by an individual or an organisation)

  • Dr Elizabeth Archer, Specialist Institutional Researcher, University of South Africa

Research for innovation—Corporate organisation

(by a team or individual)

  • Prof Lukas Snyman, Director: School of Engineering, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa

Special Annual Theme Award

(by an individual or an organisation, which contributes to or supports Sustainable Tourism for Development, in recognition of #IY2017)

  • Dr Elizabeth Archer, Specialist Institutional Researcher, University of South Africa

*Compiled by Sharon Farrell

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