School of Chemistry & Physics

Staff

Dean & Head of School

Prof Ross Robinson

Professor Ross Robinson currently occupies the position of Dean and Head of School for the School of Chemistry & Physics. 

His research interest lies in Synthetic Chemistry, where his research group is studying the synthesis of medicinal compounds directed towards their application as potential agents in “Boron Neutron Capture Therapy”.

Prof Robinson is also currently a member of the South African Chemical Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

PA/Secretary: Ms Kerry Ann Jordaan  |  033 260 6223  |  jordaank@ukzn.ac.za

NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Aniekan Ukpong Physics – PMBUkpongA@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5875Pietermaritzburg Campus
Brenda MoodleyTeaching and Learningmoodleyb3@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2796Westville Campus
Bernard OwagaResearchowaga@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7323Westville Campus
Holger FriedrichSynthetic Chemistryfriedric@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3107Westville Campus
Stephen OjwachChemistry – PMBOjwach@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5239Pietermaritzburg Campus
Thomas Konrad Physics – WVLkonradt@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7911Westville Campus
Vincent Nyamori Physical & Analytical Chemistry – WVLnyamori@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8256Westville Campus
Management Staff
Hashim DesaiManager: School Technical Operationsdesaih@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5241Pietermaritzburg Campus
Usha BellbhudderManager: School Technical Operations Bellbhudder@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1095Westville Campus
Veryl MackroryManager: School Operationsmackrory@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5667Pietermaritzburg Campus
Yvonne GengiahPrincipal Admin Officer and Manager: School Operations (Acting)gengiah@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3103Westville Campus
NameDisciplineEmailTelephoneLocation
Chemistry
Abdul MahomedChemistryMahomeda1@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7100Westville Campus
Ajay BissessurChemistrybissessura@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7012Westville Campus
Allen MambandaChemistrymambanda@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5272Pietermaritzburg Campus
Bernard OwagaChemistryowaga@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7323Westville Campus
Bheki XuluChemistryxulub@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5325Pietermaritzburg Campus
Bhekumuzi GumbiChemistryGumbiB@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1314Pietermaritzburg Campus
Bice MartincighChemistrymartinci@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1394Westville Campus
Brenda MoodleyChemistrymoodleyb3@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2796Westville Campus
Clinton VealeChemistryVealeC@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6365Pietermaritzburg Campus
Desigan ReddyChemistryReddyd2@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5324Pietermaritzburg Campus
Dawson Gillian  Chemistry dawsong@ukzn.ac.za 031 260 3193Westville Campus
Fanie Van HeerdenChemistryvanheerdenf@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5886Pietermaritzburg Campus
Fernando Albericio Chemistryalbericio@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3097Westville Campus
Funanani NevondoChemistrynevondof@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2976Westville Campus
Glenn MaguireChemistrymaguireg@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1113Westville Campus
Hogantharanni GovenderChemistryGovenderh@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7378Westville Campus
Holger FriedrichChemistryfriedric@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3107Westville Campus
Irvin BooysenChemistrybooyseni@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6205Pietermaritzburg Campus
Karin PruessnerChemistryPruessner@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7660Westville Campus
Kristy-Lyn BarryChemistryBarrykl@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6958Pietermaritzburg Campus
Matshawandile TukululaChemistryTukululaM@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8756Westville Campus
Matthew AkermanChemistryakermanm@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5293Pietermaritzburg Campus
Muhammad BalaChemistrybala@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2616Westville Campus
Muvhango RasalanavhoChemistryRasalanavhom@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6104Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mzamo ShoziChemistryShozim2@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3105Westville Campus
Neil KoorbanallyChemistryKoorbanally@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3189Westville Campus
Olatunde OlatunjiChemistryolatunjio@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7323Westville Campus
Parvesh SinghChemistrysinghp4@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2181Westville Campus
Peter AjibadeChemistryAjibadeP@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5658Pietermaritzburg Campus
Phindile KhozaChemistrykhozap2@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8756Westville Campus
Precious MahlambiChemistryMahlambiP@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5238Pietermaritzburg Campus
Roshila MoodleyChemistryMoodleyrosh@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8127Westville Campus
Ross RobinsonChemistryRobinsonR@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6363Pietermaritzburg Campus
Siphamandla SithebeChemistrySithebeS@ukzn.ac.za 033 260 5200 Westville Campus
Sooboo SinghChemistrysinghso@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7017Westville Campus
Sreekantha JonnalagaddaChemistryjonnalagaddas@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7235Westville Campus
Stephen OjwachChemistryOjwach@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5239Pietermaritzburg Campus
Thishana SinghChemistrysinght1@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1395Westville Campus
Tshephiso PapoChemistrypapot@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5270Pietermaritzburg Campus
Vincent NyamoriChemistrynyamori@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8256Westville Campus
Vineet JeenaChemistryJeenav1@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5327Pietermaritzburg Campus
Vinodhani PaideyaChemistrypaideya@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8311Westville Campus
Werner Van ZylChemistryvanzylw@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3188Westville Campus
Physics
Alan MatthewsPhysicsmatthewsa@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1330Westville Campus
Aniekan UkpongPhysicsUkpongA@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5875Pietermaritzburg Campus
Colani MasinaPhysicsMasinac@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6563Pietermaritzburg Campus
Francesco PetruccionePhysicsPetruccione@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2770Westville Campus
Genene MolaPhysicsmola@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5350Pietermaritzburg Campus
Judy StephensonPhysicsstephens@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1165Westville Campus
Ilya SinayskiyPhysicssinayskiy@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8133Westville Campus
Marco MariolaPhysicsmariolam@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7006Westville Campus
Matthew MoodleyPhysicsCoetzer@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5463Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mervlyn MoodleyPhysicsmoodleym2@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1355Westville Campus
Naven ChettyPhysicschettyn3@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5660Pietermaritzburg Campus
Nkosinathi DlaminiPhysicsDlaminin2@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5689Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sibusiso MthembuPhysicsmthembus3@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5351Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sivakumar VenkataramanPhysicsvenkataramans@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7661Westville Campus
Thomas KonradPhysicskonradt@ukzn.ac.za031 2607911Westville Campus
Thomas MoyoPhysicsmoyo@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2173Westville Campus
Vincent CoulingPhysicscouling@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5237  Pietermaritzburg Campus
Wendy MdlalosePhysicsMdlalosew@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3028Westville Campus
Yaseera IsmailPhysicsIsmaily@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7905Westville Campus
Yin-Zhe MaPhysicsma@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2777Westville Campus
NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Howard College
Assistant Admin OfficerSonisp@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2350Howard College Campus
Pietermaritzburg campus
Jayshree SinghAdmin Officer: School FinanceNaickerJ@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5451Pietermaritzburg Campus
Kerry JordaanAdmin Officerjordaank@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6223Block G18, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Nonhlanhla MbheleAssistant Admin Officermbhelenj@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5326Suite 1, Frank Bush, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sheila WarrenAssistant Admin OfficerWarrens@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5329Suite P1, Suite P1, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Veryl MackroryManager: School Operationsmackrory@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5667 / 031 260 7992Pietermaritzburg Campus
Westville campus
Clementine DlaminiAdmin OfficerDlaminict@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2775Westville Campus
Neetu RamaAssistant Admin Officer: Teach/Res/Gen (Chem & Phys)Raman@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7663Westville Campus
Renee NaidooAdmin OfficerNaidoor2@ukzn.ac.za031 360 3090Westville Campus
Shadrack SehotoAdmin Officer: School FinanceSehotos@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2109Westville Campus
Samantha NaidooAssistant Admin OfficerNaidoosam@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3109Westville Campus
Thandeka MaphumuloAdmin Officer: School Financemaphumulot3@ukzn.ac.za 031 260 3106Room 028, Third floor, H-Block, Westville Campus
Yvonne GengiahPrincipal Admin Officergengiah@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3103Block H, Westville Campus
NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Howard College campus
Doctor MbenseAssistant Technician (Physics)MbenseD@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1359Howard College Campus
Henry PhewaTechnical Assistant (Chemistry)phewah@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3182Howard College Campus
June WatsonSenior Technician (Physics)Watsonj@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1359Howard College Campus
Mncedisi NcaneTechnician (Chemistry)NcaneM@ukzn.ac.za031 260 3182Howard College Campus
Ntokozo NgcoboTechnical Assistant (Chemistry)NgcoboN4@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1016Howard College Campus
Vinay SarupSenior Technician (Chemistry)SarupV@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1016Howard College Campus
Pietermaritzburg campus
Ayanda Mqadi Technical Assistant (Chemistry)MqadiA1@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5545Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ayanda ZondiTechnicianZondiA@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5060Pietermaritzburg Campus
Banzi SikwekweTechnician, Glassblower (Trainee)sikwekweb@ukzn.ac.za031 260 5247Pietermaritzburg Campus
Caryl  Janse Van RensburgSenior Technician (Chemistry)Jansevrc@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5722Pietermaritzburg Campus
Clarence MortlockSenior Technician, GlassblowerMortlock@ukzn.ac.za031 260 5247Pietermaritzburg Campus
Craig GrimmerTechnical Officer (Chemistry)grimmerc@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5984/ 6345Pietermaritzburg Campus
Cyprian MthembuSenior Technician (Physics)MthembuC@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5352Pietermaritzburg Campus
Fayzil ShaikTechnical Assistant (Chemistry)shaikf@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5236Pietermaritzburg Campus
Hashim DesaiManager: Technical Operations (Chemistry & Physics)Desaih@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5241Pietermaritzburg Campus
Hlengiwe DlaminiTechnical Assistant (Chemistry)DlaminiH3@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6149Pietermaritzburg Campus
Lawrence HlatshwayoSenior TechnicianHlatshwayoL@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5921Pietermaritzburg Campus
Leigh HunterSenior Technician (Chemistry)HunterL@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5545Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mbekiseni BhenguWorkshop Assistant, Mechanicalbhengum@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5933Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mbuso CeleManager: Technical Operations, WorkshopsCeleM2@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5513Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mbuyiselwa MbeleTechnical Assistant (Chemistry)mbhelem@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5905Pietermaritzburg Campus
Nonkqubela NgcingwanaSenior Technician (Chemistry)NgcingwanaN@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5905Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ntando NgwenyaTechnical Assistant (Physics)NgwenyaN@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5744Pietermaritzburg Campus
Prudence LubanyanaSenior Technician (Chemistry)Lubanyanap@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6149Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ravin SivramanTechnician (Physics)Sivraman@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5744Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sabelo DubeMechanical Technical AssistantDubesa@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6136Pietermaritzburg Campus
Saideshnee NaidooSenior Technician (Chemistry)NaidooS8@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5236Pietermaritzburg Campus
Shawn Ball Stores Administrator (Chemistry)BallS@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5906Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sithabiso NgubanePrincipal TechnicianNgubaneS13@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5903Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sibusiso MabizelaMechanical Technician (Trainee)mabizelas@ukzn.ac.za 033 260 5133Pietermaritzburg Campus
Technical Assistant (Chemistry)ngubanesi@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5060Pietermaritzburg Campus
Westville campus
Bonginkosi BloseTechnical Assistant (Chemistry)BloseB1@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7178Westville Campus
Brian NdlovuSenior Technician (Chemistry) Ndlovub44@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1093Westville Campus
Denise  BroomheadTechnician (Chemistry) Subramoneyd@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7861Westville Campus
Fikile GumedeTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) gumedef@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7063 / 7377Westville Campus
Frank NgwaneTechnician: Building ControllerNgwaneF@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1499Westville Campus
Gregory MoodleyTechnician: Stores (Chemistry) Moodleyg@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1028Westville Campus
Assistant Technician (Physics)Pillaymk@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1358Westville Campus
Mehawalal SomaruSenior Technician (Chemistry) Somaru@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7377Westville Campus
Nobuhle HadebeTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) HadebeN6@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2782Westville Campus
Nokwethemba Thabezhe Senior Technician (Physics)thabezhen@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1358Westville Campus
Nelisiwe BiyelaTechnician (Chemistry) Biyelanl@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2782Westville Campus
Nomkhosi DzanibeSenior Technician (Chemistry) Dzaniben@ukzn.ac.za031 260  7861Westville Campus
Thiloshini  NaidooPrincipal Technician (Chemistry) Naidoot3@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2171Westville Campus
Prashant  NundkumarAssistant Technician (Chemistry) nundkumarp@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1499Westville Campus
Sebenzile NxumaloTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) Nxumalos4@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2782Westville Campus
Sbongiseni  SishiTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) SishiS1@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1093Westville Campus
Suresh SoodeyalTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) Soodeyals@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1028Westville Campus
Sizwe ZamisaPrincipal Technician, X-Ray &  Instrumentation (Chemistry)Zamisas@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8024Westville Campus
Technician (Physics)Pillaysg@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7416Westville Campus
Thiloshini  NaidooPrincipal Technician (Chemistry) Naidoot3@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2171Westville Campus
Usha BellbhudderManager: Technical OperationsBellbhudder@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1095Westville Campus
Unathi BongozaSenior Technician: INSTR & IT (Chemistry) Bongoza@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2171Westville Campus
Vuyisa MzozoyanaPrincipal Technician: NMR (Chemistry) MzazoyanaV@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7000Westville Campus
Ziningi MyeniTechnicianMyeniZ@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7178Westville Campus
NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Westville campus
Arthur HughesPhysicsarthur.r.w.hughes@gmail.com+44 114 230 7942Westville Campus / Howard College Campus
John HeyPhysicshey@ukzn.ac.za(+1)403 202 8748Westville Campus
Krish Bharuth-Ram   ChemistryBarrykl@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6958Pietermaritzburg Campus
Manfred HellbergPhysicshellberg@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2860Westville Campus
Thomas FordChemistryford@ukzn.ac.za031 563 1029Westville Campus
Trevor LetcherChemistrytrevor@letcher.eclipse.co.uk Westville Campus