South African Young Academy of Science

David Lokhat

David Lokhat

Prof David Lokhat is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He serves as the Academic Leader for the Discipline of Chemical Engineering and is the head of the Reactor Technology Research Group. His research interests are in catalysis and chemical reaction engineering, specifically process intensification in reactor technology with a focus on the development and application of advanced materials for more efficient and environmentally benign reaction and separation systems. He was a previous recipient of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) Innovation award and is a Royal Academy of Engineering Leaders in Innovation Fellow. He also serves as President of SAIChE, an editor for the South African Journal of Chemical Engineering and is a rated scientist with the National Research Foundation of South Africa.