School of Chemistry & Physics

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The School’s cutting -edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and an excellent degree in Chemistry or Physics to their name.
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UKZN’s Peptide Sciences Lab Attracted Doctoral Graduate

Research conducted in the field of Peptide Chemistry led to Dr Amit Chakraborty being awarded a PhD. ‘The Peptide Sciences Lab at UKZN’s Chemistry Department attracted me with its research facilities and world-renowned faculties,’ said Chakraborty. ‘Since its establishment, the lab has maintained its position as one of the top...
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Machine Learning Used to Deepen Understanding of the Cosmos

Dr Chandan Nagarajappa has graduated with a PhD in Physics for his dissertation titled: Application of Machine Learning in Cosmology Computer Literacy in Banach Spaces. Supervised by Professor Yin-Zhe Ma, Nagarajappa’s research focused on the interface of machine learning (ML) and cosmology, in particular, using machine learning to study the...
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Metal Nanoparticles Used to Harness Solar Radiation in Physics Research

Nigerian national Dr Jude Ike graduated with a PhD degree in Physics, focusing his research on the use of metal nanoparticles as a mechanism to harness solar radiation, using a thin film polymer medium. Supervisor Professor Genene Mola explained that Ike had found new evidences on the effect of plasmonic...
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Dean & Head of School

Prof Ross Robinson

PA/Secretary (Acting):
Ms Renee Naidoo
031 260 3093
Naidoor2@ukzn.ac.za

The School of Chemistry and Physics is one of five Schools on the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. The School offers a variety of degree options, ranging from undergraduate qualifications to doctoral degrees.

Chemistry and Physics are considered to be the central sciences and are important subjects in first year for many programmes of study.

The School’s cutting -edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and an excellent degree in Chemistry or Physics to their name.

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