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Moolla Head of department: Dr S Moolla 
Campus: ML Sultan campus
Qualifications: BSc (UDW), BSc Hons (UDW), MSc (UDW), PhD (UKZN)
Area of expertise: Theoretical Plasma Physics

Short Bio: Dr Suleman Moolla obtained his MSc in Theoretical Plasma Physics from the University of Durban-Westville. The primary focus was on ring current instabilities in the Earth’s magnetosphere. He graduated with his PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His PhD dissertation focused on spiky electric field waveforms in various regions of the Earth’s magnetosphere and how it could explain satellite data that detected the presence of BEN (Broadband Electrostatic Noise). Readmore

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/S_Moolla/publications
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Research and innovation focus: Space Plasmas
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Collaborations: Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai, India


Prof K Bharuth-Ram Honorary Research/Retired Professor: Prof Krish Bharuth-Ram
Email: kbr@dut.ac.za
Qualification(s): D.Phil Nuclear Physics, Oxford University
Area of expertise: Nuclear Condensed Matter physics
Subject expertise: Applied Nuclear Physics, Hyperfine Interactions
Academic Interests: Black research capacity development in South Africa
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9721-6374
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Krish_Bharuth-Ram
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=krish+bharuth+ram&btnG=&oq=Krish+bharuth-Ra 

Collaborations:

  • Professor Dr Carsten Ronning, Institute for Solid State Physics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
  • Dr Uli Wahl, Institute for Nuclear Technology, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Dr Guilherme Correia, ISOLDE, CERN, Geneva. Readmore
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 Research and Innovation focus: Applications of nuclear methods in the modification and characterization semiconducting materials, with a focus on potential spintronic materials, i.e. semiconducting material implanted with spin carrying dopant ions. Techniques involved here are ion implantation, Moessbauer spectroscopy and magnetization measurements. Readmore


Prof I Lazarus Associate Professor: Prof Ian Lazarus
Tel: 031 373 5358
Email: lazarusi@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): PhD Plasma Physics, UKZN
Area of expertise: renewable energy and Plasma Physics 

Short Bio: Ian Lazarus is an Associate Professor of Physics. He completed his Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and his doctoral degree focused on linear and nonlinear wave phenomena in electron-positron plasmas. Prof Lazarus has a Diploma in Wind Energy Use (Sweden) and has completed courses in Advanced Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy Management,… Readmore
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Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=IJ+Lazarus&btnG=
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Collaborations:

  • Professor Dr Carsten Ronning, Institute for Solid State Physics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  • Dr Mathew Moodley, Prof Mola, and Prof Akshay Saha, University of KwaZulu Natal. Readmore
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Research and Innovation focus: Plasma Physics, Renewable Energy, and Advanced Materials. Readmore


Mr D Gxawu Associate Director: Mr Dumisani Gxawu
Tel: 031 373 5363
Email: gxawud@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): M.Sc
Area of expertise: Nuclear Solid State Physics 

Short Bio: Dumisani Gxawu graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with an MSc in Nuclear-Solid interactions with a special focus on Synthetic Diamond metallic  inclusions profile in the MDAS De Beers synthetic diamonds, using the Mssbauer Spectroscopy. Readmore
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Research and Innovation focus: Studying particle-solid Interactions using nuclear probes. Diamond Physics – studied Using Muon Spin Rotation/Relaxation Spectroscopy. (MSR) Open volume defects studied using Positron Assilulation Spectroscopy (PAS)
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Collaboration: MSR groups at UJ under Professor Simon Connell, Rutherford Laboratory under Professor Steve Cox and Dr Phillip King; Isao Watanabe(RIKEN Facility at ISIS, OXford)


Dr K Reddy Senior Lecturer: Dr Kevin Reddy
Tel: 031 373 2338
Email: kevinr@dut.ac.za
Campus: Steve Biko Campus
Qualification(s): BSc (UDW), BSc (Hons) (UDW), MSc (UND), PhD (UKZN)
Area of expertise: Theoretical Astrophysics 

Short Bio: Dr. Kevin Reddy obtained his MSc in Physics (Superconductivity), and his PhD in Mathematics (Astrophysics) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His primary research focus area involves the modelling of compact stars undergoing dissipative gravitational collapse. Readmore

Academic Interests: E-Learning and multimedia-based resource development
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Research and Innovation focus: Theoretical Astrophysics, Physics Education Research and Experimental Solid State Physics (Superconductivity)

Collaborations: Professor Govender (Mathematics, DUT), Professor S.D Maharaj (Mathematics, UKZN)


Mr D Singh Senior Lecturer: Mr Deepak Singh
Tel: 031 373 5266
Email: singhd@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): M.Sc
Area of expertise: Renewable Energy, Statistical Physics

Short Bio: Involved with statistical research in the fields of Physics, process controls and health sciences.
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Academic Interests: Quality Process Control
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Research and Innovation focus: Renewable Energy / Statistical Physics / Physics Education


Mr N Kgasi Lecturer: Mr Nkosana Kgasi
Tel: 031 373 5362
Email: kgasiNA@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): M.Sc

Short Bio: At the time of the merger was staff member at ML Sultan Technikon
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Research and Innovation focus: Particle Physics Phenomenology and Quantum Field Theory.


Mr R Haripersad Lecturer: Mr Rajesh Haripersad
Tel: 031 373 5399
Email: rajeshh@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): M. Tech

Short Bio: Rajesh Haripersad presently lectures various courses in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree and furthered his studies part-time at the University of South Africa.  He also possesses a Masters of Technology degree and his current highest qualification is a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Energy Engineering.  Prior to joining academia, Rajesh Haripersad worked at Transnet: South African Ports Authority:  Systems Engineering Division as well as in the civil and construction industry for several years. His main research areas are Renewable and Sustainable Energy as well as transformative education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Readmore
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Research and Innovation focus: Renewable Energy, Science and Technology Education Research


Mr V Masondo Lecturer: Mr Vusumuzi Masondo
Tel: 031 373 5776
Email: VusumuziM1@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): B.Sc (Wits), B.Sc (Hons) (UWC), M.Sc.(UWC)
Area of expertise: Nuclear Physics 

Short Bio: Mr Vusumuzi Masondo obtained his Master of Science degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of the Western Cape in 2014. He is currently working on his PhD on measurements of neutron beams produced at iThemba LABS using neutron organic scintillators NE213 and NE230, the study includes simulations of neutron measurements using Monte Carlo code MCNPX. He is currently teaching at the Durban University of Technology, mainly teaching Physics 1 for health Sciences. He has interests in software and artificial intelligence applications in education. 
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Academic Interests: Artificial intelligence and use of software applications in education
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Research and Innovation focus: Neutron detection and studies using Monte Carlo codes such as MCNPX and GEANT for applications in neutron detector developments, nuclear reactors and nuclear waste.


Prof J Rash Lecturer: Prof Jonathan Rash
Tel: 031 373 5361
Email: JonathanR@dut.ac.za
Campus: M L Sultan Campus
Qualification(s): MSc (Cape Town), PhD (Rhodes)

Research and Innovation focus: Space Physics


Mtho Technician: M.J Sehume
Email: MotlhakoS@dut.ac.za
Campus: Indumiso Campus
Qualification(s): PGDHE(VUT), B. Sc Physics(UFS)
Area of expertise: Experimental Physics

Short Bio: Have more than 15years working in the Physics Laboratory field. My widespread experience makes me more versatile in problem solving in the laboratory and the management of it.


Gumede Lecturer: M R Gumede
Tel: 033 845 8973 
Email: malehlohonolog@dut.ac.za 
Campus: Indumiso Campus, Department of Civil Engineering
Qualification(s): Bsc (UKZN), BSc (Hons) (UKZN), MSc (UKZN)
Area of Expertise: Quantum Optics

Short Bio: Malehlohonolo Gumede is a lecturer in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Durban University of Technology. She teaches physics courses in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Midlands Campus. Malehlohonolo holds a Master of Science degree in Physics, obtained in 2009 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The research for which focused on experimental study, through techniques such as UV-NIR spectroscopy, ESR and Photoluminescence, of defects in diamond as sources of single photons. This study’s aim was to determine the use of these single photons in quantum cryptography.
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Academic Interests: Quantum Optics, Physics Education
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Research and Innovation focus: Quantum Optics