Department of Chemistry

S Dube

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Associate Professor
Tel: 011 670 9308
Fax: 012 429 8549


  • PhD (Loughborough University, UK)
  • MSc (Loughborough University, UK)
  • BTech Hons (UZ, ZW)

Fields of academic interests

  • Column Technology
  • Separation Sciences (Chromatography and electrically driven systems)
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Analysis



  • CHE1503 - General Chemistry Practical I
  • CHE2614 - Analytical Chemistry II
  • CHE2624 - Analytical Chemistry Practical II


  • My research is focused in developing capillary electrophoresis, capillary electrochromatography and HPLC methods for the separation and quantification of various analytes including amino acids/proteins in indiginous silkworms, carbohydrates in indigenous food materials, organic constituents in natural products and organic pollutants in enviromental samples.
  • I also have interest in fabricating efficient capillary columns for open tubular capillary electrochromatographic applications.

Selected Publications
'Characterisation of Amino Acids in Silk Sericin Protein form Gonometa rufobrunnae by Micellar Electrokinetic Capillary Chromatography with Phenylisothiocyanate Derivatization'
Dube S.*; Torto N.; Nyathi J. A.; Khumalo M. T.; J. Sep. Sci., 2006, 29, 1245-1250

'A Certified Reference Material for HPLC'
R. M. Smith; S. Dube*; Chromatographia, 2005, 61, 325-332

'Monitoring effective column temperature by using shape selectivity and hydrophobicity and the effects of mobile phase temperature'
Louise Spearman; Roger M. Smith; Simiso Dube*; Journal of Chromatography A,  2004, 1060, 147-151

'Separation of Sulfonamides by Capillary Electrochromatography'
Dube S.*; Smith R. M.; Chromatographia, 2001, 53, 51-56