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default-avatar-e1448374196642 Acting Head of Department: Prof GG Redhi
Campus: Steve Biko Campus

Bisetty Professor: Prof K Bisetty
Tel: 031 373 2311
Email: bisettyk@dut.ac.za
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
NRF Rated Researcher
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Krishna_Bisetty  
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?hl=en&user=skntSKQAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate 

Subject Expertise: Chemistry I, Physical Chemistry II, Analytical Chemistry III, Analytical Chemistry Practical III, Analytical Chemistry IV (polarography, voltammetry and potentiometric applications).

Academic Interests: ElectroAnalytical Techniques with particular emphasis on practical Polarography and Voltammetry, Thermal Analysis, Modeling and Computer Simulations of Polarograms and Speciation Studies of heavy metals.

Research and Innovation focus: Computational Chemistry: Research is focused on ab initio and molecular mechanics methods together with simulations to model bioactive conformation of small peptides. Applied Chemometrics: Modeling and Speciation studies in Voltammtery.*Mont Carlo simulations to test the accuracy of the uncertainty results* Method development for the determination of nitrate in water samples using pulse polarography and stripping techniques. *Trace metal analysis of heavy metals in marine water-joint project with CSIR in Durban.

Prof N Deenadayalu Professor: Prof N Deenadayalu
 031 373 2781
Email: NirmalaD@dut.ac.za
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
NRF Rated Researcher
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3105-1279
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nirmala_Deenadayalu 
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?hl=en&user=-HhiWKcAAAAJ 

Subject Expertise: Chemistry I, Analytical Chemistry I, Analytical Chemistry II, Analytical Chemistry: Biological II, Physical Chemistry II, Physical Chemistry III, Physical Chemistry IV, Analytical Chemistry III (IR and EA), Chemical Industry Practical; Chemistry Project CP3; Chemistry Project IV.

Academic Interests: Improving the quality of teaching to enhance the learning process.
Focusing on a student-centered approach to teaching.
Physical Chemistry and its applications to industrial processes.

Research and Innovation focus: Thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and their correlation.
Use of ionic liquids for cellulose regeneration and separation of azeotropic mixtures.

Prof G G Redhi Associate Professor: Prof G Redhi
Tel: 031 373 2936
Email: redhigg@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6278-1020
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gan_Redhi 
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=-OIEwvYAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao  

Subject Expertise: Chemistry 1; Physical Chemistry II; Physical Chemistry III; Analytical Chemistry II; Analytical Chemistry III; Analytical Chemistry Practicals III; Chemical Industry Practical; Chemistry Project CP3; Physical Chemistry IV; Chemistry Project IV.

Academic Interests: Physical Chemistry and its application to solve real world problems. Electroanalytical chemistry and its application to industry related problems.

Research and Innovation focus: Thermodynamics of liquid mixtures with special emphasis to the petroleum fuel industry, as well as correlation and modeling of experimental data.

Prof RM Gengan Professor: Prof R M Gengan
 031 373 2309
Email: genganrm@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1643-9977
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Gengan
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=PBlnOsQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra 

Subject Expertise: 
Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry III , Organic Chemistry IV, Analytical Chemistry Practical III.

Academic Interests: Interpretation of novel organic compounds by hyphenated techniques., viz., GC-MS, IR, UV, NMR.

Research and Innovation focus:Natural Product Chemistry 
Isolation and characterization of natural products from indigenous plants. Determination of biological activity of natural products.

Microwave Assisted Synthesis
Using microwave enhanced organic synthesis technology across the pharmaceutical, polymer, fine and agro-chemical industries.

Dr V Paul Senior Lecturer: Dr V Paul
 031 373 2305
Email: vimlap@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campush 
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6411-2699 
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vimla_Paul
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Xdrao7sAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Subject Expertise: 
General and Inorganic Chemistry for Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry II and III. Texile science, Science for Somatology, Chemistry practicals 1, 2 and 3.Btech Practicals and project supervision Chemistry industry project.

Academic Interests: Improving teaching methods in Chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry and industrial applications.

Research and Innovation focus: Biocomposites from renewable resources such as natural fibres. Synthesis of bio-resins from natural products. Synthesis of biodegradable polymers for industrial applications.

Dr P S Mdluli Associate Professor: Prof P S Mdluli
Tel: 031 373 2302
Email: phumlanem@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Phumlani_Mdluli  
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?hl=en&user=2yivDEUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate  

Subject Expertise: 
Chemistry I, Analytical Chemistry II, Analytical Chemistry Practical II (Separations), Analytical Chemistry III(Chromatography), Analytical Chemistry Practical III (HPLC), Analytical Chemistry IV (Chromatography-Hyphenated Techniques; Modern Sample Preparation Techniques), Chemistry Projects III and IV, Work Integrated Learning.

Academic Interests: Modern sample preparation techniques, GC and HPLC techniques for their application to environmental and industrial applications. Organic chemistry and its applications.

Research and Innovation focus: SFE and analysis of mycotoxins.  Organic analysis of various environmental matrices including air, soil and water.

Madikizele Senior Lecturer: Dr L M Madikizela
 031 373 2315
Email: lawrencem2@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6096-2701
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lawrence_Madikizela 
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oUg9SrEAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra 

Subject Expertise: Chemistry I, Textile Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Practical II (HPLC), Analytical Chemistry: Biological II, Work Integrated Learning, Chemistry Projects III and IV.

Academic Interests: Use of SPE for the extraction of organics from various matrices.  Separation of organic compounds using HPLC.

Research and Innovation focus: Analysis of organic pollutants in water.

Thabang Mokhothu Senior Lecturer: Dr TH Mokhothu
Tel: 031 373 6061
Email: thabangM1@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
Subject Expertise: Inorganic Chemistry
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5147-7365
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thabang_Mokhothu
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=0vPbI_8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao  

Ms P Ntola Lecturer: Mrs P Ntola
Tel: 031 373 2299
Email: pinkies@dut.ac.za
Location: S10, Room 31
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8964-1984  
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pinkie_Sobantu  

Subject Expertise: Chemistry I, Analytical Chemistry II Practical (Gas Chromatography), Analytical Chemistry III Practical (Gas chromatography), Analytical Chemistry IV Practical (Gas Chromatography-Hyphenated Techniques), Organic Chemistry II and III, Physical Science I, Chemistry Projects III and IV.

Academic Interests: Students Experiential Learning, Wet Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis (Gas Chromatography), Liase with Industry (Advisory Board).

Research and Innovation focus: Capsaicin in Cayenne Pepper (HPLC), Quality Assessment of frying oils in formal and informal sector (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters by Chromatography), analysis of Petroleum  products by Gas Chromatography.

Myalo Sabela Lecturer: Dr MI Sabela
Tel: 031 373 2308
Email: myalos@dut.ac.za
Subject Expertise: Physical Chemistry
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4728-1511
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Myalowenkosi_Sabela
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=aRw9jzcAAAAJ&hl=en 

Talent Makhanya Lecturer: Dr TR Makhanya
Tel: 031 373 2313
Email: talentm@dut.ac.za 
Subject Expertise: Organic Chemistry
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5916-4312
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Talent_Makhanya2   

Karen Secretarial Support: Mrs K Ferguson
Tel: 031 373 2300
Email: karenf@dut.ac.za
Location: S10 Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko Campus

Senior Technicians

Mr N Ramnarayan Mr N Ramnarayan 
Tel: 031 373 2715/6321
Email: nareshr@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): ND, MBA

MrsG Mrs CT Gwamanda 
Tel: 031 373 5317/5522
Email: cleopatrag@dut.ac.za
Location: MLS campus, Abdul Hameed Building, 1st floor, AJ 0208O
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
Qualification(s): BTech: Laboratory Management

Laboratory Technicians

Ms D Naicker Mrs D Naicker
Tel: 031 373 6320
Email: pillayd@dut.ac.za
Location: S10 Level 5
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
Qualification(s): BTech

Mr R Ramkrepal Mr R Ramkrepal
Tel: 031 373 5523
Email: ramkrepr@dut.ac.za
Location: Abdul Hamid, 2nd Floor
Campus: ML Sultan
Qualification(s): BTech

Ms N P Cele Ms N P Cele
Tel: 031 373 2303
Email: nompumelelos@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): MTech

Mr S Sithole Mr S Sithole
Tel: 031 373 2342
Email: sandiles@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): ND

Ms N M Xhakaza Mrs NM Xhakaza 
Tel: 031 373 2649
Email: nokukhanyam@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): MTech

Mr S Mjola Mr SL Majola
Tel: 031 373 2340
Email: sandilem2@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BTech

Miya Mr ZI Miya 
Tel: 031 373 5257
Email: zamokwakhem@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BSc (Hons)

SS Zunngu Pic Ms SS Zunngu
Tel: 031-373 5521/5272
Email: silindilez@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): MAppSci
Campus: ML Sultan Campus


Mr G Nursaye Mr G Nursayhe
Tel: 031 373 6322
Email: nursayhg@dut.ac.za
Location: S10 Level 2
Campus: Steve Biko Campus

Lab Assistants

Mr P Mthembu Mr A P Mthembu
Tel: 031 373 2316

Mr T N Cele Mr  T N Cele
Tel: 031 373 2343
Email: nyangac@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): BTech

Mpungose Ms N N Mpungose
031-373 5313
Email: nondumisoM1@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): ND