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Division of Polymer Science

Department of Chemistry

and Polymer Science

University of Stellenbosch

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7602 MATIELAND

South Africa


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Polymer Science alumni

Please see below the names of most of the Polymer Science alumni and an indication of where they are currently working.

Last revision: 21 June, 2019

PhD

Kargaard A (2018): Post-doctoral fellow, Royal college of Surgeons, Ireland.

Makan AC (2017): Factory Technical Manager, Kansai Plascon, Johannesburg.

Greyling GH (2016): Mpact, Stellenbosch.

Phiri JM (2016): Post-doctoral fellow, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.

Ilchev AA (2015): Research Associate in Chemical Engineering, University of Notthingham, Notthingham, UK.

Robertson DD (2015): Post-doctoral fellow, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Cloete WJ (2015): Technology Transfer Officer, InnovUS, University of Stellenbosch.

Reader PW (2014): Specialist Research Chemist, Kansai Plascon, Stellenbosch.

Botha L (2014): Post-doctoral fellow at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Maiko KG (2014): Sr Chemist, Vital Health Foods, Cape Town.

Mongwaketsi NP (2014): Research fellow, CSIR, Cape Town.

Basson NC (2013): Compound Cemist, Continental Tyres, Port Elizabeth.

Keulder L (2013): Advanced Research Specialist, L'Oreal South Africa.

Pretorius-Makan NO (2013): Development Specialist: SherQ and Compliance, Kansai Plascon, Johannesburg.

Swart M (2013): Senior Scientist - Product Development, Sasol Polymers.

Gule NP (2012): Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Brand M (2012): Post-doctoral fellow, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Pfukwa H (2012) (nee Chirowodza): Post-doctoral fellow, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Pfukwa R (2012): Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Bayley GM (2011): Quality Control Manager, Vital Health Foods.

Cloete V (2011): Customer Technical Services & Innovation Manager, Mpact Ltd, Johannesburg.

Hlalele L (2011):  Research Specialist, Kansai Plascon, Stellenbosch.

Fleet RAS (2010): Manager, Kansai Plascon, Stellenboosch

Akeroyd N (2010): Scientist II, International Flavors & Fragrances, The Netherlands.

Greyling CJ (2010): Consultant, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town.

Saoud FM (2010): Experienced R&D Polymer Scientist. Stellenbosch.

Shebani AN (2010): General Manager, Center of Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology, Tripoli, Libya.

De Goede E (2009): Local Sales Manager Performance Materials - East, West and Southern Africa at BASF South Africa, Johannesburg.

Harding GW (2009): Senior Specialist: Technical Services: Sasol Polymers, Modderfontein.

Matahwa H (2009): Coating Development Manager, Kansai Plascon, Johannesburg.

Samakande A (2009): Production Manager, Nampak, Johannesburg.

Van den Dungen ETA (2009): AkzoNobel, The Netherlands.

Ramiah V (2008): Export Sales Manager, Performance, Colour Systems, Johannesburg.

Smit AE (2008): CEO, Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company, Stellenbosch.

Staisch I (2008): Product Developer at Hollingsworth & Vose, Germany.

Van Kralingen L (2008):  Laboratory Manager, Experse, AECI, Johannesburg.

Pretorius MS (2007): Branch Manager anf Waters Division Sales Consultant, Microsep (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town.

De Vries AR (2006): Senior Researcher, CSIR, Port Elizabeth.

De Goede S (2006): Senior Scientist, Energy Technology, Sasol Energy, Sasolburg.

Luruli NE (2006): Research Scientist, Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), Saudi Arabia.

Lutz M (2006): Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Tichagwa L (2006):  Associate Professor at Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe.

Seboa S (2005):  Polymer Scientist, SIKA, Durban.

Mange S (2005): Senior Scientist, Sasol Polymers, Johannesburg.

Morkel CE (2005): Managing Director, Patagon Flex Plastics, Cape Town.

Siphuma L (2005): Market Development Manager, Sasol Wax.

Vosloo JJ (2004): Business Development Manager - Mining, Caltex, Sydney, Australia.

McLeary JB (2004): Sales & Industry Manager: Dispersions, Pigments and Paper Chemicals, BASF, Johannesburg.

Calitz FM (2004): Director, XMdigital PTY Ltd, Australia.

Naidoo VB (2004):  Senior Business Analyst: Technology Strategy, Partnership & IP Management, Sasol Technology, Johannesburg.

Sprong E (2003): Marketing Manager, Dulux Group, Sydney, Australia.

Goldie I (2003): Business Manager, Ikusasa Water, Somerset West.

Du Plessis DE (nee Ganeva) (2003): Perth, Australia.

Van Zyl AJP: (2003): Sr Manager, Electrical and Lighting, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Innovative Plastics, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Graef SM (2002): Group Strategy: Project Manager (Strategy Enablement and Execution) at Sasol.

Smith SPJ (2002): Sr Manager Technical Services and Quality, Sasol North America, Houston, Texas, USA .

Meincken M (2002): Assoc Professor, Department of Forest & Wood Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Michaels WC (2002): CEO Wynoma Michaels Consult.

Opperman WJ (2002): Manager: Florasys at Tessara.

Potgieter AH (2002): General Manager, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Cape Town.

Bezuidenhout D (2001): Assoc Professor & Head of the Biomaterial Sciences Laboratories, Cardiovascular Research Unit, University of Cape Town; Technical Director: Strait Access Technologies, Cape Town.

Coetzee L (2001): Wine Researcher, Koelenhof Winery, Stellenbosch.

Mequanint K (2001): Assoc Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Faul CFJ (2000): Professor of Materials Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK.

Joubert DJ (2000): Chief Scientist, Sasol Technology, Sasolburg.

De Wet-Roos D (1999): R&D Manager at SI Group.

Yanic C (1999): Production and Managing Director, Molimage-Molekuler Goruntuleme Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Turkey.

Bessarabov DG (1996): Director: HYSA Infrastructure Competence Centre, University of Potchefstroom, Potchefstroom.

Linkov VM (1995): Director: HYSA DST Competetence Centre for System Integration & Technology Validation, University of the Western Cape, Bellville.

Rystra T (1995): Pensioner, Department of Forest & Wood Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Du Toit FJ (1995): Production Manager, Polypropylene plant, Sasol Polymers, Secunda.

Makawa-Mbewe J (1992): Principal Scientist, Sasol Polymers, Johannesburg.

Hurndall MJ (1991):  Student Liasson Officer, Polymer Science, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Van Reenen AJ (1988): Assoc Professor, Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Jacobs EP (1988):  Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.

Roediger AHA (1984): Owner, Roediger Agencies cc (Analytical Services), Stellenbosch.

Loubser GJ (1984): Former Director of Quality Management & Research, Distell, Stellenbosch.

 

MSc

Jokonya S (2017): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Weideman I (2017): Junior Scinetist, The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company, Cape Town.

Wagenaar S (2017): The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company, Cape Town.

Moodley K (2016): Research Chemist, Kansai Plascon, Stellenbosch.

Siebert P (2016): Polymer Technologist and Laboratory Manager, Cibapac, Cape Town.

van Deventer N (2016): Quality Assurance Officer & Jr Scientist, The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company, Cape Town.

Human C (2015): PhD student, Food Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Maku L (2015): R&D Team Leader: Protective and Marine Coatings and Colour, PPG Industries, Johannesburg.

Botha CB (2015): PhD student, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

Magagula SI (2015): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Fortuin L (2015): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

le Grange MS (2015): Kansai Plascon, Stellenbosch.

Ndiripo A (2015): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Murima D (2015): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Heyns IM (2015): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Giliomee J (2015): PhD student, WITS University.

Basson N (2014): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Harmzen E (2014): PhD student, Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch.

Meltz F-J (2014): Senior SHE practitioner: Environment (Water), Witbank.

Nel A (2014): PhD student, CSIR Nanostructured Materials.

Willemse AC (2013): Technical Officer at Gelvenor Textiles, Durban.

du Toit ML (2013): Prominent Paints.

le Roux M (nee Malan) (2012): Commercial Business Unit Head: Industrial & Protective Coatings, Kansai Plascon, Johannesburg

Jacobs JJ (2012): PhD student, Dublin City University, Ireland.

Tiggelman I (2012): Junior Scientist, Mpact Paper, Stellenbosch.

Venter (nee Wilken) CC (2012): Technical Advisor - Sasol Retail and Commercial Fuels, Sasol.

Radebe NM (2011): Technical Manager, BASF SA, Johannesburg.

Van Staden D-L (nee D’Aguiar) (2010): Scientist, Stellenbosch Nanofibre Company, Stellenbosch.

Koen Y (2010): Analytical Lab and QA Manager, Kansai Plascon, Stellenbosch.

Simpson JM (2010): Development Specialist, Kansai Plascon, Durban.

Kriel H (2010): Scientist, Stellenbosch Nanofibre Company, Cape Town.

Sutherland AC (2010): PhD student, Helmholtz Research Zentrum, Germany.

Mpitso K (2010): Lecturerm University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba.

Eksteen-Akeroyd ZH (2009): Chemist, Intravac, The Netherlands.

Malherbe I (2009): Procurement Category Manager, Kansai Plascon, Luipaardsvlei.

Stegmann A (nee Bowes) (2007):  Senior Buyer, Pirelli, Italy.

Stegmann JC (2007): Chemist, Permoseal (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town.

Kotsokoane TM (2007): Sr Area Manager: Production, Sasol Polymers, Secunda.

Pretorius MS (2007): Sales Consultant: Business Supplies & Equipm ent, Microsep (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town.

Fullaway PV (2005): Technical Manager, Ferro Industrial Products (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg.

Hermant M (2005): Research Scientist at BASF, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Rabie AJ (2004): Candidate Attorney, Smith & van Wyk, Inc., Pretoria.

Bruell A (nee Pienaar) (2002):  Proctor & Gamble, Euskirchen, Germany.

De Kock JJ (2002):  Private Lecturer: Mathematics, Chemistry & Physics, SCIEMA Education; Curriculum Developer: 21st Century Science, Curro Holdings, Cape Town.

Graef M (nee Smit) (2001): Technical Manager Africa Comfort and Insulation, Evonik Industries Pty (Ltd), Johannesburg.

Vosloo JJ (2001): Head of Supply Operations, TQ Holdings, Sydney, Australia

Hodgson-Stocks M (2000): Innovation Manager at Trespa International, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

McLeary EE (nee Diedericks) (1999): Legal Advisor - Intellectual Property, Econet Wireless International Pty. Ltd.

Smith M (nee Geldenhuys) (1999): Export Sales Manager, Sasol, Johannesburg.

Vermeulen JP (1999):  Sr Scientist, Sasol Polymers, Modderfontein.

Beyers CP (1999): EPS Europe/Valspar Corporation, Ambacht, The Netherlands.

Warrand MS (1997):  General Manager, FEI Melbourne at FEI Company, Australia.

Lourens H (1995):  Company Owner at Stratflow Facilitators, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Oliver DM (1995): Contract R&D Manager, CSIR, Pretoria.

Du Toit TR (1993): Managing Director, QTec Moulding (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town.

Makawa-Mbewe J (nee Chikawaga) (1992): Principal Scientist, Polymer Technology Centre, Sasol Polymers, Johannesburg.

Cornellissen J (1990):  General Manager: Phenolics & Materials, DAP Resins, Cape Town.

Gerber S (1990):  Senior Lecturer: Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Summerstrand Campus (South), Port Elizabeth.

 

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