College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Established scholar aims high

After receiving a C2 re-rating by the NRF for his expertise in the field of engineering, Prof Xinying Liu says that he aims to work even harder to get a better rating next time. Read more

Talking science simply through FameLab

Master's student, Ginny Sasha Tito, rose to the challenge of communicating science to a general audience and took top honours at the Unisa heat of FameLab SA 2021. Read more

Still making a mark in research even in retirement

A retired Unisa academic and researcher re-rated C2 by the NRF, Prof Ruth de Villiers believes that her present contributions to Unisa - through advancing growth in research and scholarship - are making the greatest impact yet. Read more

Head of iNanoWS celebrates C3-rating for outstanding body of research

Prof Thabo Nkambule, Head of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, is celebrating his NRF C-rating awarded owing to a body of impactful research. In this article, he shares his research interests and passion for mentoring upcoming scholars. Read more

Thinking out of the box, Unisa researcher targets innovation in water treatment

Through his research Prof. Thabo Nkambule is targeting the challenge that rapid urbanisation has created by pushing up pollution and placing a strain on water treatment capacity Read more

Making the all-important connection between academia and industry

Unisa scientist Dr Mark Smith has set his sights on establishing direct interaction between students and the chemical industry with his election as the Chairperson of the Central Division of the South Africa Chemical Institute. Read more

Collaboration key to combat scourge of TB

Two Unisa colleges have joined forces to tackle the challenge of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The focus of the research is the chemical design and synthesis of new TB drugs and biological investigation into several medicinal plants as a cradle of novel TB drug leads. #ItsTimetoEndTB #WorldTBDay Read more

The world needs science and science needs women

Meet Noluthando Kana, who is boosting those female numbers in STEM. She is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, a fellow at the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, and a reactor fuel engineering manager at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.
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Unisans among top 2% scientists worldwide

The prestigious list of impactful researchers globally, prepared by a team at Stanford University and published in the journal PLOS Biology, underscores the reputation of the university for quality education and, increasingly, for the calibre of the research that it is producing Read more