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 (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

Arpan Hazra
PhD (JNCASR Bangalore, India)

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


Somananda Sanyal
PhD (University of Parma)

0ffice: 1002
Email: sanyal[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


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

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


PhD STUDENTS

Thalia Carstens
MSc (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1009A
Email: tc2[at]sun.ac.za
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Jan Costandius
BSc Hons (Stellenbosch)

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


Alan Eaby
BSc Hons (Stellenbosch)

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


Wesley Feldmann
MSc (Rhodes)

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


Mpho Ledwaba

Address: Material Science and Manufacturing, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria, Pretoria
Email: MLedwaba1[at]csir.co.za
Tel: +27-12-841-2502


Banele Motloung
MSc (Rhodes)

Office: 1009A
Email: banelemikem[at]gmail.com
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Sam Shabangu
MSc (Rhodes)

Office: 1009A
Email: samuelshabangu15[at]gmail.com>
Tel: +27-21-808-3302


Dewald van Heerden
MSc (Stellenbosch)

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


Lisa van Wyk
BSc Hons (Stellenbosch)

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


Xueting (Blossom) Wei
BSc Hons (Stellenbosch)

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



MASTERS STUDENTS


Ashleigh Ye
BSc Hons (Stellenbosch)

Office: 1009A
Email: 19839065[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

Jan Dillen

Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch

Orde Munro

School of Chemistry, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Consiglia Tedesco

Department of Chemistry, University of Salerno, Italy

Mohamed Eddaoudi

Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,Saudi Arabia

Agnieszka Janiak

Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Michael Zawororko

University of Limerick, Ireland

Andrzej Katrusiak

Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland



PAST VISITORS

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)

Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Leuven, Belgium

Elise de Vries (2005-2006)

Lecturer, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Clive Oliver (2005-2007)

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town

Greta Heydenrych (2007)

Editor-in-Chief, ChemPhysChem, Weinheim, Germany

Dinabandhu Das (2007-1010)

Assistant Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Subhadip Neogi (2008-2009)

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India

Prashant Bhatt (2009-2012)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Eddaoudi Group, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,Saudi Arabia (link)

Tia Jacobs (2009-2010, 2012-2013)

Bayer, Wuppertal, Germany

Matteo Lusi (2009-2012)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Simon Herbert (2012-2013)

Bayer, Berlin, Germany

Agnieszka Janiak (2012-2014)

Adjunct, 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)

Staff Crystallographer, University of Jonahhesburg, South Africa

Prem Lama (2013-2017)

DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Department of Chemistry, Goa University, India


PhD Students (graduated)

Current Position

Tia Jacobs (2009)

Bayer, Wuppertal, Germany

Storm Potts (2011)

Researcher, SASOL

Leigh Loots (2012)

Diffraction Laboratory Manager, University of Stellenbosch

Anneli Kleyn (2012)

Vital Health

Ilne Grobler (2013)

Candidate Patent Attorney, Von Seidels

Eustina Batisai (2013)

Lecturer at University of Venda

James Odendal (2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Varvara Nikolayenko (2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Barbour Group

Himanshu Aggarwal (2015)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Eddaoudi Group, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (link)

Emile Engel (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Takamizawa Group, Yokohama City University, Japan (link)

Charl Bezuidenhout (2017)

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

Lukman Alimi (2018)

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

Bella Claassens


MSc Students (graduated)

Current Position

Gareth Lloyd (2006)*

Research Fellow, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Chemical 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)*

PhD student, Barbour Group

Dewald van Heerden (2014)*

PhD student, Barbour Group

Dawie de Villiers (2014)*

PhD student, Barbour Group

Kerry-Ann White (2017)*

Natasha Visser (2018)

Jeanice Basson (2017)*

Dirkie Myburgh

PhD student, de Villiers Group, Stellenbosch

* Graduated with distinction

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