School of Chemistry & Physics

Ms Kimara Naicker graduated with her Honours in Physics (summa cum laude) with the support of her family.

Budding Honours Physicist Graduates Summa Cum Laude in Physics

One of the proudest moments for Ms Kimara Naicker was graduating summa cum laude with Honours in Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

In her quest as a budding physicist to push boundaries of what is possible and instill the same passion in others to do the same, Naicker enrolled for an honours degree. Naicker said having completed her honours means she could begin work on her Master of Science degree. ‘It is all about moving forward and to never be complacent!’

Naicker stressed the need to have a plan and to be mindful that certain opportunities may not always present themselves.

She advised undergraduate students to study what they were passionate about and to push their limits. ‘I encourage them to evolve academically and personally and to surround themselves with people that they can learn from’.

Naicker’s co-supervisor and honours level lecturer, Dr Ilya Sinayskiy, said it was a great pleasure to supervise Naicker as she was a‘brilliant, highly focused, hardworking and gifted individual’ who possesses great future potential.

As a tutor to both high school and university students, Naicker said: ‘Inspiring greatness to me is sharing my knowledge with others so they can realise their greatest capabilities’.

Words: Zolile Duma