Krish Bharuth-Ram

Mrs. Kristy-Lyn Barry Senior Tutor 033 260 6958 MSc (Chemistry), BSc (Honours) Chemistry Pietermaritzburg Campus Mrs Barry graduated her BSc Summa Cum Laude and her BSc Honours and MSc Cum Laude. Upon being employed at UKZN Mrs Barry pioneered the augmented programme on the Pietermaritzburg campus teaching disadvantaged students first year chemistry. She has

Sivakumar Venkataraman

Prof. Sivakumar Venkataraman Professor 031 260 7661 PhD Physics Westville Campus Full Professor in Physics (Specialized in Atmospheric and Space Science), Chair of National AstroPhysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) – South Africa, Programme Director of NASSP – UKZN, Executive Panel member of different National Research Foundation Programmes (South Africa), Vice President, South Africa

Aniekan Ukpong

Dr. Aniekan Magnus Ukpong Senior Professor 033 260 5875 PhD, MTech, BSc Hons Physics Pietermaritzburg Campus Dr Ukpong is a Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cape Town. He has completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one in

Judy Stephenson

Dr. Judy Stephenson Researcher and data manager 031 260 1165 PhD MSc BSc (Honours) Physics Westville Campus Dr Judy Stephenson is a member of the Sanae HF radar experiment team which is the South African part of the international group HF radar network known as SuperDARN. Her job entails research with the Sanae HF

Ilya Sinayskiy

Dr. Ilya Sinayskiy Senior Lecturer 031 260 8133 Candidate of Science Degree (PhD), (presented Oct 2006, approved Jan 2007) Diploma in Physics Physics Westville Campus Dr Sinayskiy graduated in 2003 from the Samara State University (Russian Federation) where he also received his PhD (candidate of science in physics and mathematics) in 2006. Starting in 2008,

Francesco Petruccione

Dr. Francesco Petruccione South African Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication 031 260 2770 Dipl. Phys, Dr. rer. nat. habil Physics Westville Campus Prof Petruccione is the South African Research Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Communication. since 2007. At present, he is also the interim Director of the National Institute for

Sibusiso Mthembu

Dr. Sibusiso Mthembu Developmental Lecturer 033 260 5351 PhD, MSc, Bsc Hons, BSc Physics Pietermaritzburg Campus His research focuses on the atmospheric dynamics in mesosphere-lower thermosphere (MLT) region (80-110 km) caused by upward propagating atmospheric waves like tides, planetary waves and their interactions. Also of interest is the coupling effect between the MLT region

Thomas Moyo

Prof Thomas Moyo Associate Professor 031 260 2173 PhD, BSc Physics Westville Campus Prof Moyo was a recipient of British Council, Matsumae Foundation and TWAS fellowships for training and research studies. He has at least 25 years of experience working as a researcher and as a university lecturer. He has published widely and successfully

Nkosinathi Dlamini

Dr Nkosinathi Dlamini Lecturer 033 260 5689 PhD, MSc, BSc Hons, BSc Physics Pietermaritzburg Campus Dr Nkosinathi Dlamini is a physics lecturer on the Pietermaritzburg campus. He holds a MSc and PhD in Physics. His research focuses on the numerical simulation of quantum spin systems. Other areas of interest also include the study of

Mervlyn Moodley

Dr Mervlyn Moodley Senior Lecturer 031 260 1355 MS, PhD, MSc,BSc (Honours), BSc Physics Westville Campus Dr Moodley is a theoretician whose research focuses primarily on the utilization of Classical and Quantum Monte Carlo methods to solve problems in theoretical physics. He holds a MS and PhD from the University of Rhode Island, USA.