Research

NanoWS students make their US (water)mark

Alfred Kajau, Nomcebo Khumalo, Coster Kumunda and Sikelelwa Ndiweni completed a graduate-level online course with the University of Massachusetts. Prof Thabo Nkambule says this demonstrates Unisa's leading role in affording education opportunities, especially though online measures. Read more

Extraordinary researcher never ceases to raise the bar

As a "simple Soweto boy who fell in love with mathematics at a very young age", Prof Themba Dube does not believe in keeping knowledge to himself but shines the light onto others. It was under his supervision that the first black woman in the history of Unisa received a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the institution. Read more

Teaching engineering in the ODeL environment is a serious business

The new Director of Unisa's School of Engineering, Prof Fulufhelo Nemavhola, has his heart set on the development of rural villages using technology. Read more

Photonic professor heads prolific awards

"There is nothing more rewarding than to observe that 'aha' moment when new theoretical discoveries are made or when a product or process is made to work for the first time," says Unisa's Lukas Snyman. Read more

Socially relevant research innovation in intelligent systems

Prof Zenghui Wang, winner of one of the 2019 Unisa Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Research, says that his objective is quality research that can be applied to solve societal problems. Read more

Heeding the President's call to action, Unisa's labs step up to the sanitiser challenge

Thanks to the innovative thinking of MSc student Fungai Chibaya, Unisa will soon be producing affordable and effective hand and surface sanitisers. Read more

#SciComm through FameLab SA

Science with clarity and charisma is what it's all about, and Trevor Simbayi and Karabo Mashiloane from CSET impressed the judges at the Unisa Regional Heat. Read more

CSET researcher driven by innovation

Dr Alex Kuvarega reiterates that research is about finding solutions to problems for which there are no recipes. He is a member of the 2019 Half Million Rand Club and an NRF C-Rated Researcher (C2). Read more

Biogas boffin is one in a million

Prof Tonderayi Matambo from IDEAS was honoured for his membership of a very prestigious club at the Unisa Research & Innovation Awards. Read more

Nanoscientist receives grant of R7,6m (plus R3,8m) for new equipment

Prof Mokhotjwa Dhlamini of Unisa's College of Science, Engineering and Technology has received a grant of R7,6 million from the National Research Foundation's National Equipment Programme. Read more