Unesco - Unisa Africa Chair in nanoscience and nanotechnology


UNESCO UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology (U2ACN2) International advisory committee

Following the approval by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the University of South Africa (UNISA) and iThemba Laboratories-National Research Foundation of South Africa (iThemba LABS), the UNESCO UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology (U2ACN2) was launched in March 2013 in Pretoria-South Africa in the presence of the Chairperson of the UNESCO National Commission, and dignitaries from several African and European diplomatic missions as well as major stakeholders and policy makers. The launch ceremony was led by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor MAKHANYA. The U2ACN2 chair is based in the College of Graduate Studies (CGS-UNISA) under the direct administration of the Vice-Principal: Research, Postgraduate, Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation, Prof. T. MEYIWA and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Prof. Lindiwe Zungu from UNISA and Dr. R. NEMUTUDI, iThemba LABS’NRF Deputy Director. The international advisory council consists of:

Prof. T. Meyiwa
Vice-Principal: Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation & Commercialisation, UNISA, South Africa

Dr. R. Nemutudi
Deputy Director, iThemba LABS-NRF, Faure - South Africa

Dr. S. Bahri
UNESCO, Executive Secretary, L’Oreal-UNESCO Awards, Paris - France

Mr Carlton Mukwevho
Acting Secretary-General: National Commission for UNESCO, Department of Basic Education
Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Joseph Niemela
Deputy Director, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Office of External Activities
Prof Mohamed Henini
International Postgraduate Recruitment and International Postgraduate Admissions, Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre (NNNC), School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Prof Alfred Z Msezane
Director, Department of Physics and Centre for Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems, Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dr. Lionel Vayssieres
International Research Centre for Renewable Energy, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering
Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi’an-China
Dr. Thandi Mgwebi
Executive Director, Human Capacity Programme,
National Research Foundation of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Previous Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius and Managing Director for the Centre for Phytotherapy and Research

Ms. M. Chaba
Director, Emerging Research Areas, Dept. Science and
Technology,South Africa

Prof. A.P. Kulshreshta
Director, UN NAM S&T, New Delhi - India

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