Dr Nolwazi Nombona

Dr Nombona has been involved in research projects aimed at developing electrochemical immunosensors for the detection of communicable diseases.

She headed a project focused on the fabrication of optical sensors based on nanofiber mats for application in water purification.

Her research involves the integration of molecules with nanomaterials towards the development of electrochemical sensors for detection of pathogenic diseases and carcinogens. She has co-authored 13 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Quote:   "Don’t be afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of standing still."
  Lecturer and Researcher
  PhD (Chemistry)
Discipline:   Physical Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 3199
Research Areas:    Catalysis
Material Sciences
Recent Publications:   Metallophthalocyanines and metalloporphyrins as electrocatalysts: a case of hydrogen peroxide and glucose detection.
Philani N. Mashazi, Nolwazi Nombona, Munkombwe Muchindu, Sibulelo Vilakazi
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, vol. 16, 2012, 741.

Photophysical and photochemical behaviour of sulfur containing phthalocyanine derivatives in the presence of folic acid.
Nolwazi Nombona, Tebello Nyokong, Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 392, 2012, 380.

Spectroscopic and physicochemical behaviour of magnesium phthalocyanine derivatives mono-substituted with a carboxylic acid group.
Nolwazi Nombona, Wadzanai Chidawanyika, Tebello Nyokong, Journal of
Molecular Structure Vol. 1012, 2012, 31.


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