University of Zululand Chemistry Department
University of Zululand Chemistry Department – See Details Below:
- The department of chemistry since its inception, the department has been engaged in imparting the highest level and quality of academic education. This department constitutes a 6-member faculty expertise in frontier level of research, the main areas of research being nanotechnology, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, organometallics, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry.
- One of our key missions is to generate a human resources of unmatchable quality. We provide undergraduate and post-graduate programs with the aim of producing chemists with high professional competence, in carrying out research of both basic and applied nature. Currently, there are 8 M.Sc and 4 Ph.D. students.
- The department is equipped with the latest instrumental facilities that are required to carry out modern-day research, such as AFM, UV-Vis spectrophotometers, photoluminescence spectrophotometer, FT-IR, XRD, DSC, TGA, CHNS analyzer, GC-MS. The undergrad and postgrad students are provided with a broad practical exposure to the various instrumental techniques required for their research.
- The academic atmosphere at the department of chemistry is a rare blend of modern-day technical skills and the traditional emphasis on imparting knowledge. The students who have qualified from the department has outstanding achievements and leadership qualities. The department has a wide variety of research interests and has collaborated with many institutions both locally and internationally.
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