School of Chemistry & Physics

Dr Nkosinathi Dlamini


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 non-equilibrium quantum dynamics of condensed matter models and machine learning applications in physics.

He also has a passion for physics education.

Research interests

  • Computational physics
  • Machine Learning
  • Computational biomedical physics
  • Physics education

Research profiles

Research overview

Quantum cryptography in free-space requires tracking systems able to align transmitter and receiver indirection and polarisation. Dr M Mariola investigates and design tracking and synchronisation system for quantum cryptography. Another field of research and development consists of the design of ad-hoc scientific instruments.

Current projects

At the moment the research involves an integrated tracking and synchronisation systems for free-space quantum cryptography, and the design of low-cost laboratory tools, for school and universities.

Associations/ Affiliations

Royal Society – African Academy of Sciences FLAIR research Fellow


  • Prof. Adrienne Edkins (Rhodes)
  • Prof Alvaro Viljoen (TUT)
  • Dr. David Clarke (Edinburgh)
  • Prof. Henirich Hoppe (Rhodes)


Tracking system algorithm

Afrikino Instruments