Department of Chemistry

Dr BS Dladla

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 670 9304


  • MSc.
  • Dr.rer.nat. (Philipps-University, Marburg)

Currently teaching

  • CHE4802: Physical Chemistry IV
  • CHE2612: Physical Chemistry II (Theory)
  • CHE2622: Physical Chemistry II (Practical)

Fields of academic interests

  • Supercritical reaction dynamics; Ab initio modelling of physicochemical processes

Field of Specialisation

Supercritical fluids ought to provide an agreeable environment for the study of many physicochemical processes as their state properties show no sudden change.  However, alone thermophysical property studies of such fluids remain shrouded in complexity. My research aims at simplified description of supercritical fluids based on thermophysical properties as well as incorporating their ab initio modelling.

Journal articles

Deposition of cobalt and nickel sulfide thin films from thio- and alkylthio-urea complexes as precursors via the aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition technique. Mgabi, L.P., Dladla, B.S., Malik, M.A., Garje, Shivram S., Akhtar, J., & Revaprasadu, N., 2014, Thin Solid Films, 51-57.