School of Chemistry & Physics


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

PA/Secretary (Acting): Ms Renee Naidoo  |  031 260 3093  |

Surname, NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Akerman, MatthewChemistry – 260 5293Pietermaritzburg Campus
Konrad, ThomasPhysics – 260 7911Westville Campus
Maguire, Glenn Synthetic 260 1113Westville Campus
Mola, Genene Physics – PMB  033 260 5250 Pietermaritzburg campus
Olatunji, Olatunde 260 7323Westville Campus
Reddy, DesiganTeaching & 260 5324Pietermaritzburg Campus
Shozi, MzamoPhysical & Analytical Chemistry – 260 3105Westville Campus
Management Staff
Bellbhudder, UshaManager: School Technical Operations 260 1095Westville Campus
Botha, Antoinette  Manager: School 260 5667/ 7992Westville Campus
Desai, HashimManager: School Technical 260 5241Pietermaritzburg Campus
Gengiah, YvonnePrincipal Admin 260 3103Westville Campus
Surname, NameDisciplineEmailTelephoneLocation
Ajibade, 260 5658Pietermaritzburg Campus
Akerman, 260 5293Pietermaritzburg Campus
Albericio, Fernando 260 3097Westville Campus
Bala, 260 2616Westville Campus
Barry, 260 6958Pietermaritzburg Campus
Bissessur, 260 7012Westville Campus
Booysen, 260 6205Pietermaritzburg Campus
Dawson, GillianChemistry 031 260 3193Westville Campus
Friedrich, 260 3107Westville Campus
Govender, Hogantharanni 260 7378Westville Campus
Gumbi, 260 1314Pietermaritzburg Campus
Jeena, Vineet 260 5327Pietermaritzburg Campus
Jonnalagadda, Sreekantha 260 7235Westville Campus
Khoza, Phindile 260 8756Westville Campus
Koorbanally, Neil 260 3189Westville Campus
Maguire, 260 1113Westville Campus
Mahlambi, 260 5238Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mahomed, 260 7100Westville Campus
Mambanda, 260 5272Pietermaritzburg Campus
Martincigh, 260 1394Westville Campus
Moodley, 260 2796Westville Campus
Moodley, 260 8127Westville Campus
Nevondo, 260 2976Westville Campus
Nyamori, Vincent 260 8256Westville Campus
Ojwach, Stephen 260 5239Pietermaritzburg Campus
Olatunji, Olatunde 260 7323Westville Campus
Owaga, Bernard 260 7323Westville Campus
Paideya, Vinodhani 260 8311Westville Campus
Papo, Tshephiso 260 5270Pietermaritzburg Campus
Rasalanavho, Muvhango 260 6104Pietermaritzburg Campus
Reddy, Desigan 260 5324Pietermaritzburg Campus
Robinson, Ross 260 6363Pietermaritzburg Campus
Shozi, Mzamo 260 3105Westville Campus
Singh, Parvesh 260 2181Westville Campus
Singh, Sooboo 260 7017Westville Campus
Singh, Thishana 260 1395Westville Campus
Sithebe, 033 260 5200 Westville Campus
Tukulula, Matshawandile 260 8756Westville Campus
Van Heerden, Fanie 260 5886Pietermaritzburg Campus
Van Zyl, Werner 260 3188Westville Campus
Veale, Clinton 260 6365Pietermaritzburg Campus
Xulu, Bheki 260 5325Pietermaritzburg Campus
Chetty, Naven 260 5660Pietermaritzburg Campus
Couling, Vincent 260 5237  Pietermaritzburg Campus
Dlamini, 260 5689Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ismail, Yaseera 260 7905Westville Campus
Konrad, Thomas 2607911Westville Campus
Ma, Yin-Zhe 260 2777Westville Campus
Mariola, Marco 260 7006Westville Campus
Masina, Colani 260 6563Pietermaritzburg Campus
Matthews, Alan 260 1330Westville Campus
Mdlalose, 260 3028Westville Campus
Mola, Genene 260 5350Pietermaritzburg Campus
Moodley, Mathew 260 7229Westville Campus
Moodley, Mervlyn 260 1355Westville Campus
Moyo, Thomas 260 2173Westville Campus
Mthembu, Sibusiso 260 5351Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ntombela, 260 6084Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sinayskiy, Ilya 260 8133Westville Campus
Stephenson, Judy 260 1165Westville Campus
Ukpong, Aniekan 260 5875Pietermaritzburg Campus
Venkataraman, Sivakumar 260 7661Westville Campus
Surname, NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Howard College
Assistant Admin 260 2350Howard College Campus
Pietermaritzburg Campus
Haripal, Mirelle Assistant Admin Officer 033 260 5329Central Teaching Office, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Jordaan, KerryAdmin 260 6223Block G18, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mbhele, NonhlanhlaAssistant Admin 260 5326Central Teaching Office, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Singh, JayshreeAdmin Officer: School 260 5451Central Teaching Office, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Westville Campus
Botha, AntoinetteManager: School

033 260 5667 or 031 260 7992 

Central Teaching Office, Pietermaritzburg Campus or Room No.28, Third Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Dlamini, ClementineAdmin 260 2775Central Teaching Office, First Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Gengiah, YvonnePrincipal Admin 260 3103Central Teaching Office, First Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Maphumulo, ThandekaAdmin Officer: School 031 260 3106Room No. 25, Third Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Naidoo, SamanthaAssistant Admin 260 3109Central Teaching Office, First Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Naidoo, ReneeAdmin 360 3090Central Teaching Office, First Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Rama, NeetuAssistant Admin Officer: Teach/Res/Gen (Chem & Phys) 260 7663Central Teaching Office, First Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Sehoto, MphoAdmin Officer: School 260 2109Room No. 25, Third Floor, H Block, Westville campus
Surname, NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Howard College Campus
Mbense, DoctorAssistant Technician (Physics) 260 1359Howard College Campus
Ncane, MncedisiTechnician (Chemistry) 260 3182Howard College Campus
Ngcobo, NtokozoTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 1016Howard College Campus
Phewa, HenryTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 3182Howard College Campus
Sarup, VinaySenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 1016Howard College Campus
Watson, JuneSenior Technician (Physics) 260 1359Howard College Campus
Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ball, Shawn Stores Administrator (Chemistry) 260 5906Pietermaritzburg Campus
Bhengu, MbekiseniWorkshop Assistant, 260 5933Pietermaritzburg Campus
Cele, MbusoManager: Technical Operations, 260 5513Pietermaritzburg Campus
Desai, HashimManager: Technical Operations (Chemistry & Physics) 260 5241Pietermaritzburg Campus
Dlamini, HlengiweTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 6149Pietermaritzburg Campus
Dube, SabeloMechanical Technical 260 6136Pietermaritzburg Campus
Grimmer, CraigTechnical Officer (Chemistry) 260 5984/ 6345Pietermaritzburg Campus
Hlatshwayo, LawrenceSenior 260 5921Pietermaritzburg Campus
Hunter, LeighSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 5545Pietermaritzburg Campus
Janse van Rensburg, Caryl  Senior Technician (Chemistry) 260 5722Pietermaritzburg Campus
Lubanyana, PrudenceSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 6149Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mabizela, SibusisoMechanical Technician (Trainee) 033 260 5133Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mbele, MbuyiselwaTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 5905Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mortlock, ClarenceSenior Technician, 260 5247Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mqadi, Ayanda Technical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 5545Pietermaritzburg Campus
Mthembu, CyprianSenior Technician (Physics) 260 5352Pietermaritzburg Campus
Naidoo, SaideshneeSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 5236Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ngcingwana, NonkqubelaSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 5905Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ngubane, SimangeleTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 5060Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ngubane, SithabisoPrincipal 260 5903Pietermaritzburg Campus
Ngwenya, NtandoTechnical Assistant (Physics) 260 5744Pietermaritzburg Campus
Shaik, FayzilTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 5236Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sikwekwe, BanziTechnician, Glassblower (Trainee) 260 5247Pietermaritzburg Campus
Sivraman, RavinTechnician (Physics) 260 5744Pietermaritzburg Campus
Zondi, 260 5060Pietermaritzburg Campus
Westville Campus
Bellbhudder, UshaManager: Technical 260 1095Westville Campus
Biyela, NelisiweTechnician (Chemistry) 260 2782Westville Campus
Blose, BonginkosiTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 7178Westville Campus
Bongoza, UnathiSenior Technician: INSTR & IT (Chemistry) 260 2171Westville Campus
Broomhead, Denise Technician (Chemistry) 260 7861Westville Campus
Dzanibe, NomkhosiSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260  7861Westville Campus
Gumede, FikileTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 7063 / 7377Westville Campus
Hadebe, NobuhleTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 2782Westville Campus
Moodley, GregoryTechnician: Stores (Chemistry) 260 1028Westville Campus
Myeni, 260 7178Westville Campus
Mzozoyana, VuyisaPrincipal Technician: NMR (Chemistry) 260 7000Westville Campus
Naidoo, Thiloshini Principal Technician (Chemistry) 260 2171Westville Campus
Ndlovu, BrianSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 1093Westville Campus
Ngwane, FrankTechnician: Building 260 1499Westville Campus
Nundkumar, Prashant Assistant Technician (Chemistry) 260 1499Westville Campus
Nxumalo, SebenzileTechnical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 2782Westville Campus
Pillay, MarkAssistant Technician (Physics) 260 1358Westville Campus
Pillay, SagrenTechnician (Physics) 260 7416Westville Campus
Sishi, Sbongiseni Technical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 1093Westville Campus
Somaru, MehawalalSenior Technician (Chemistry) 260 7377Westville Campus
Technical Assistant (Chemistry) 260 1028Westville Campus
Thabezhe, Nokwethemba Senior Technician (Physics) 260 1358Westville Campus
Sizwe, ZamisaPrincipal Technician, X-Ray &  Instrumentation (Chemistry) 260 8024Westville Campus


Surname, NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Westville campus
Bharuth-Ram, 260 6958Pietermaritzburg Campus
De Lange, Pietermaritzburg Campus
Doyle, 350 0842Westville Campus
Ford, Thomas 563 1029Westville Campus
Hellberg, Manfred 260 2860Westville Campus
Hey, John 202 8748Westville Campus
Hughes, Arthur 114 230 7942Westville Campus / Howard College Campus
Letcher, Trevor Westville Campus