Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

Mr K Ledwaba

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Chemical Engineering
Technical officer
Tel: 011 670 9440
E-mail: ledwakm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD: Candidate (UJ)
  • Masters: Chemical Engineering (UNISA)
  • Bachelor of technology: Chemical Environmental Engineering (Unisa)
  • National Diploma: Chemical Engineering (TUT)



Fields of academic interests

Research Interest

  • Hydrogen storage, Battery and Electro catalyst
  • Electrochemistry and nanomaterial for electrochemical capacitor
  • Atomic layer deposition for thin film material and Solid Oxide Fuel
  • Hydrogen storage, Battery and Environmental Engineering & Renewable energy

Field of Specialisation

  • Fuel Cell: Microbial Fuel
  • Electrochemistry and Electro catalyst

Journal articles

Customising copper-iron selectivity in modified aldoxime extractants: Pilot-plant evaluation. DR Sole, K. B., Soderstrom, M., Tinkler, O. and Hoffman, L. Pilot-plant team: Kabelo Ledwaba, Boitumelo Molefe, Bronwynne Ferreira, Arinao Munyai, Ntumi Baloyi, and Karen Viljoen (2007)

Publications

Customising copper-iron selectivity in modified aldoxime extractants: Pilot-plant evaluation. DR Sole, K. B., Soderstrom, M., Tinkler, O. and Hoffman, L. Pilot-plant team: Kabelo Ledwaba, Boitumelo Molefe, Bronwynne Ferreira, Arinao Munyai, Ntumi Baloyi, and Karen Viljoen (2007)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Water Institute Of Southern Africa(WISA)
  • National Association for Clean Air (NACA)
  • Engineering council of South Africa (ECSA)

Awards and Honours

  • NRF scarce skill Master (2015-2016) and CHEITA bursary

Other

Short Biography

A graduate in Chemical (Environmental) Engineering with knowledge in research development laboratory (R&D) and laboratory management, teaching, community engagement, pilot plant commissioning projects and chemical plant processing. He has an experience in the area of metallurgical pilot plant commissioning, chemical plant processes and research development laboratory (R&D) for over 5 years and has experienced in hot & cold research pilot plant commissioning, R& D lab set-up. He has formerly held positions at Anglo American Research Laboratories (Grown Mine), Mintek, Colas SA & Omnia Group. His main interests are in environmental engineering (Air quality, waste &water), electrochemistry and renewable energy (Fuel cell, Microbial fuel cell& Gasification)