College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Still making a mark in research even in retirement

A retired Unisa academic and researcher re-rated C2 by the NRF, Prof Ruth de Villiers believes that her present contributions to Unisa - through advancing growth in research and scholarship - are making the greatest impact yet. Read more

Head of iNanoWS celebrates C3-rating for outstanding body of research

Prof Thabo Nkambule, Head of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, is celebrating his NRF C-rating awarded owing to a body of impactful research. In this article, he shares his research interests and passion for mentoring upcoming scholars. Read more

'Robotics for all' one step closer

A community engagement flagship project of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology is introducing robotics to communities in all the indigenous languages. Read more

Thinking out of the box, Unisa researcher targets innovation in water treatment

Through his research Prof. Thabo Nkambule is targeting the challenge that rapid urbanisation has created by pushing up pollution and placing a strain on water treatment capacity Read more

Making the all-important connection between academia and industry

Unisa scientist Dr Mark Smith has set his sights on establishing direct interaction between students and the chemical industry with his election as the Chairperson of the Central Division of the South Africa Chemical Institute. Read more

Collaboration key to combat scourge of TB

Two Unisa colleges have joined forces to tackle the challenge of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The focus of the research is the chemical design and synthesis of new TB drugs and biological investigation into several medicinal plants as a cradle of novel TB drug leads. #ItsTimetoEndTB #WorldTBDay Read more

"The quest for women's equality is a marathon and each one of us have a lap to run"

Prof Judy van Biljon, the SARChI Chair in Information and Communication for Development (ICT4D) at Unisa, was nominated by the CSIR for Gender STI's #WomenInLeadership Campaign, which celebrates women leaders in science, technology and innovation. #WomenInLeadership, #IWD2021, #GenderSTI Read more

The world needs science and science needs women

Meet Noluthando Kana, who is boosting those female numbers in STEM. She is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, a fellow at the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, and a reactor fuel engineering manager at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.
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Dealing with the disruption

The UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa co-hosted an international webinar aimed at addressing many of the challenges facing universities in South Africa and across the world as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

New Unisa VC visits the Science Campus

Professor Puleng LenkaBula met with the executive deans and delegates from the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to have an engagement that could assist the university in moving forward. Read more