Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit

Prof TAM Msagati

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Tel: 011 670 9482


  • PhD, Analytical Chemistry, (University of Botswana, Gaborone Botswana, 2005)

NRF Rating


Currently teaching

  • Analytical and environmental chemistry
  • Analytical Toxicology and risk assessment
  • Food and natural product chemistry
  • Biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Material science

Fields of academic interests

  • Contaminants of Emerging Concenrns
  • Advanced Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
  • Sample Preparation Techniques
  • Modelling and Toxicology

Field of Specialisation

  • Analytical and environmental chemistry
  • Analytical Toxicology and risk assessment
  • Food and natural product chemistry
  • Biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Material science


  • Titus A. M. Msagati: The Chemistry of Food Additives and Preservatives, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012: ISBN 1118274148, 9781118274149.
  •  Titus A.M. Msagati: Food Forensics and Toxicology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2018 – ISBN 9781119101413

Journal articles

  • Dennis S. MkhizeDennis S. Mkhize; Hlengilizwe NyoniHlengilizwe Nyoni; Bhekie B. MambaBhekie B. Mamba; Titus A. M. Msagati. Calibration and field application of a molecularly imprinted membrane-passive sampler for the sampling of indicator polychlorinated biphenyls in selected aquatic environments of South Africa. Water Sci Technol (2019) 79 (5): 808-819.
  • Bongekile R. Vilakati; Venkataraman Sivasankar; Edward N. Nxumalo; Bhekie B. Mamba; Kiyoshi Omine; Titus A. M. Msagati. Fluoride removal studies using virgin and Ti (IV)-modified Musa paradisiaca (plantain pseudo-stem) carbons. Environmental Science and Pollution Research,2019, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp 11565–11578
  • Timothy Sibanda, Ramganesh Selvarajan, Titus Msagati, Siddarthan Venkatachalam, Stephen Meddows-Taylor. Defunct gold mine tailings are natural reservoir for unique bacterial communities revealed by high-throughput sequencing analysis. Science of The Total Environment. Volume 650, Part 2, 2019, Pages 2199-2209.
  • Gabriel O Oladipo, Akinola K Akinlabi, Samson O Alayande, Titus AM Msagati, Hlengilizwe H Nyoni, Opeyemi O Ogunyinka. Synthesis, characterization, and photocatalytic activity of silver and zinc co-doped TiO2 nanoparticle for photodegradation of methyl orange dye in aqueous solution.
  • Ekemena O Oseghe, Titus AM Msagati, Bhekie B Mamba, Augustine E Ofomaja. An efficient and stable narrow bandgap carbon dot-brookite composite over other CD-TiO2 polymorphs in rhodamine B degradation under LED light. Ceramics International Volume 45, Issue 11, 2019, Pages 14173-14181
  • Cecilia Oluseyi Osunmakinde , Ramganesh Selvarajan , Timothy Sibanda , Bhekie B Mamba and Titus A.M Msagati. Overview of Trends in the Application of Metagenomic Techniques in the Analysis of Human Enteric Viral Diversity in Africa’s Environmental Regimes. Viruses 2018, 10(8), 429;  
  • Rumbidzai Changwa, Wilfred Abia, Titus Msagati, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Khanyisa Ndleve, Patrick Njobeh. Multi-Mycotoxin Occurrence in Dairy Cattle Feeds from the Gauteng Province of South Africa: A Pilot Study Using UHPLC-QTOF-MS/MS. Toxins 2018, 10(7), 294;
  • Venkataraman Sivasankar, Mxolisi A Nkonde, Penny Govender, Kiyoshi Omine, Alex T Kuvarega, Mylsamy Prabhakaran, Titus AM Msagati. Dendrimer supported Fe/Ni bimetallic composites immobilized in polyethersulfone membranes for effective degradation of arginine containing microcystins. European Polymer Journal Volume 98, 2018, Pages 456-467

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member, The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Founding member, Tanzania Chemical Society
  • NRF Rating, C2.