STAFF

Len Barbour
MSc, PhD (Cape Town), DSc (Stellenbosch)
Distinguished Professor
South African Research Chair in Nanostructured Functional Materials
Associate Editor: Crystal Growth and Design

Office: 1009C
Email: ljb[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3335
Current CV (Updated 22 Jan 2020)


Marike du Plessis
MSc, PhD (Stellenbosch)
Laboratory Manager

Office: 1010
Email: mdp[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3347


Leigh Loots
MSc, PhD (Stellenbosch)
Instrumentation Laboratory Manager

Office: 1009F
Email: leighl[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3350



POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Annelies de Cuyper
PhD (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Office: 1011
Email: decuyper[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3348


Phumile (Phumi) Sikiti
MSc (Johannesburg), PhD (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1011
Email: psikiti[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3348


Dewald van Heerden
PhD (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1009A
Email: dpvh[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Lisa van Wyk
PhD (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1009A
Email: lmvw[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


PhD STUDENTS

Shane de Beer
MSc (Pretoria)

Office: 1002
Email: 25803123[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Alan Eaby
MSc (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1011
Email: ace[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3348


Rolivhuwa Mahwasane
MSc (Venda)

Office: 1009A
Email: 26124629[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Banele Motloung
MSc (Rhodes)

Office: 1009A
Email: 18204570[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Leena Patel
MSc (CPUT)

Office: 1009A
Email: 26118424[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Xeuting (Blossom) Wei
MSc (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1009A
Email: xw[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302



MASTERS STUDENTS

Nonhlanhla Dhlamini
(Co-supervised with Dr Eustina Batisai, University of Venda)


JiaJia (Ashleigh) Ye
BSc Hons (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1009A
Email: jy[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302



ACTIVE COLLABORATIONS

Catharine Esterhuysen

Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch

Delia Haynes

Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch

Peter Mallon

Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch

Agnieszka Janiak

Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Michael Zawororko

University of Limerick, Ireland

Dinabandhu Das

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Sujit Ghosh

IISER Pune, India

Soumya Mukherjee

Technische Universität München, Germany

Andrzej Katrusiak

Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland



PAST VISITORS

Toni Grell (2021)

University of Milan

Giovanni Hearne (2020)

University of Johannesburg

Prem Lama

Goa University, India

Peter Müller

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Carlos Bachour

University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Victoria Gascon Perez

University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Wais Hosseini

University of Strasbourg, France

Björn Stuhmeier

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Harshita Kumari

University of Missouri, U.S.A. (currently at the University of Cincinatti)

Katharina Edkins

Queens University Belfast, U.K.

Jonathan Steed

Durham University, U.K.

Chris Jones (2016)

Durham University, U.K.

Hayley Green (2017)

Durham University, U.K.

Peter Junk

James Cook University, Australia

Travis Holman (2009)

Georgetown University, U.S.A.

Chris Kane

Georgetown University, U.S.A.

Burkhard Groh

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Janusz Lipkowski

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (currently at The Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw)

Kinga Suwinska

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (currently at The Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw)

Oksana Dantlyuk

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Kari Rissanen

University of Jyväskylä , Finland

Ngong Kodiah Beyeh

University of Jyväskylä , Finland (currently at Aalto University, Finland)

Constance Pfeiffer (2013)

University of Missouri, U.S.A.

Amanda Drachnik (2013)

University of Missouri, U.S.A.

Trevor Douglas

Montana State University, U.S.A. (currently at the University of Indiana, U.S.A.)

Chris Broomell

Montana State University, U.S.A.

Antonio Ricciardulli

University of Salerno, Italy

Consiglia Tedesco

University of Salerno, Italy

Irene Izzo

University of Salerno, Italy

Allesandra Meli

University of Salerno, Italy

Eleonora Macedi

University of Salerno, Italy

Mohamed Eddaoudi

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Youssef Belmabkhout

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Zhijie Chen

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Alessia Bacchi

University of Parma, Italy

Dominico Crocco

University of Parma, Italy

Andrzej Katrusiak

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Malgorzata Petryk (2018)

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Lynne Thomas

University of Bath, U.K.

Karen Edler

University of Bath, U.K.

Janet Scott

University of Bath, U.K.

Valeska Ting (2014)

University of Bath, U.K.

Nuno Bimbo (2014)

University of Bath, U.K.

Chris Davey

University of Bath, U.K.

Andrew Physick (2014)

University of Bath, U.K.

Yun Yin (2014)

University of Bath, U.K.

Jo Alen (2004)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Marco Sommariva (2012)

PANalytical, Netherlands

Cristian Resch (2012)

Anton Paar, Austria



GROUP ALUMNI

Postdoctoral Fellows (period)

Current Position

Liliana Dobrzanska (2004-2006)

University Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland

Elise de Vries (2005-2006)

Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Clive Oliver (2005-2007)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

Greta Heydenrych (2007)

Editor-in-Chief, ChemPhysChem, Weinheim, Germany

Dinabandhu Das (2007-1010)

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Subhadip Neogi (2008-2009)

Senior Scientist, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Division, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Gujarat, India

Prashant Bhatt (2009-2012)

Research Scientist, AMPM Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,Saudi Arabia (link)

Tia Jacobs (2009-2010, 2012-2013)

Bayer, Wuppertal, Germany

Matteo Lusi (2009-2012)

Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Simon Herbert (2012-2013)

Bayer, Berlin, Germany

Agnieszka Janiak (2012-2014)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Raj Kumar Das (2012-2015)

Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry,Thapar University, Patiala, India

Vincent Smith (2009-2013)

Lecturer, Rhodes University

Banele Vatsha (2015-2017)

Instrument Scientist, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Jonahhesburg, South Africa

Prem Lama (2013-2017)

Scientist, DHOP Division, CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, Uttarakhand, India

Varvara Nikolayenko (2016-2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Zaworotko Group), Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland

Dominic Castell (2017-2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Zaworotko Group), Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland

Arpan Hazra (2016-2020)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry (Kaskel Group), TU Dresden, Germany

Somananda Sanyal (2018-2020)


PhD Students (graduated)

Current Position

Tia Jacobs (2009)

Bayer, Wuppertal, Germany

Storm Potts (2011)

SASOL

Leigh Loots (2012)

Laboratory Manager, University of Stellenbosch

Anneli Kleyn (2012)

Vital Health

Ilne Grobler (2013)

Patent Attorney, Von Seidels

Eustina Batisai (2013)

Lecturer, University of Venda

James Odendal (2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Germany

Varvara Nikolayenko (2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Zaworotko Group), Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland

Himanshu Aggarwal (2015)

Assistant Professor, Birla Institute of Technology& Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India

Emile Engel (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, KTH Stockholm, Sweden

Charl Bezuidenhout (2017)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Sozzani/Comotti Group), University of Milan Bicocca, Italy(link)

Lukman Alimi (2018)

Lecturer, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Nigeria

Isabella Claassens (2019)

Mpho Ledwaba (2021)

Wesley Feldmann (2020)

Marike du Plessis (2019)

Stellenbosch

Phumile Sikiti (2018)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Stellenbosch

Dewald van Heerden (2020)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Stellenbosch

Lisa van Wyk (2021)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Stellenbosch


MSc Students (graduated)

Current Position

Gareth Lloyd (2006)*

Research Fellow, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, U.K.

Charl Marais (2008)*

Director, Dessington Marais Inc. (Patent Attorney)

Leigh Loots (2008)*

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

Storm Potts (2008)*

Researcher at SASOL ??

Eustina Batisai (2009)*

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

Guillaume Greyling (2010)*

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pasch Group, Stellenbosch

Charl Bezuidenhout (2010)*

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sozzani/Comotti Group, University of Milan (link)

Marike du Plessis (2011)*

Laboratory Manager, University of Stellenbosch

Dewald van Heerden (2014)*

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Stellenbosch

Dawie de Villiers (2014)*

Kerry-Ann White (2017)*

Dirkie Myburgh (2017)

Natasha Visser (2018)

Jeanice Basson (2017)*

Alan Eaby (2019)*

PhD student, University of Stellenbosch

Xeuting Wei (2019)

PhD student, University of Stellenbosch

* Graduated with distinction

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