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Unisa stars to shine at ‘Science Oscars’

Unisa is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa and the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world. Its state-of-the-art Science Campus has created a stimulating research and innovation environment for its researchers.

We are extremely proud of our four finalists in this year's NSTF-South32 Awards.

Water Research Commission (WRC)-NSTF Award finalist

Prof Bhekie Mamba is the Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He has been responsible for significant scientific and technological contributions and achievements in the fabrication of advanced nanostructured materials and systems for water treatment. He is a Cl NRF-rated researcher.

Research for Innovation - Corporate Organisation Award finalist

Prof Lukas Snyman is the Director of the School of Engineering at the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He has made outstanding international contributions to research in the area of silicon photonic and thermal physic devices and systems in South Africa, He is a C3 NRF-rated researcher.

Champion of Research Capacity Development Award finalist

Prof Diane Hildebrandt is a professor in Chemical Engineering and the Director of the Material and Process Synthesis (MaPS) research unit. Her research is focused on synthesising and optimising chemical processes, and she has supervised more than 100 postgraduate engineering students in green energy and processes for Africa. She is a B1 NRF-rated researcher.

Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researchers Award finalist

Prof Felix Bankole is an associate professor in the School of Computing and the Coordinator of the Information Resource Management Programme, College of Science, Engineering and Technology. His research focuses on the impact of ICT on local. national and global development using multi-method approaches involving data mining and data envelopment analysis. He is an Y2 NRF-rated researcher.

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