South African Young Academy of Science

Vhahangwele Masindi

Vhahangwele Masindi

Dr Vhahangwele Masindi is a Research Scientist at Magalies Water where he manages the Research and Development portfolio. He is also a research fellow at the University of South Africa (2016 to date), University of Edinburgh (2018 to date), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (2020 to date), as well as a part-time lecturer at the University of Venda (2018 to date). Before joining Magalies Water, he was a principal research scientist at CSIR.

His research initiatives focus on drinking water purification, wastewater treatment, minerals recovery from wastewater, water process optimization and troubleshooting, wastewater beneficiation and valorization, and eco-friendly technologies development. His key area of interest is circular economy, green technology and sustainability towards water resource management. Moreover, his long-term goals include ensuring sustainable development and food security.

His contribution to science has gained him numerous accolades such as the CSIR-Built Environment Emerging Researcher Award, the CSIR Emerging Researcher Award, and the TW Kambule-National Science and Technology forum (NSTF) Emerging Researcher Award. He was a nominee and finalist in Murray & Roberts emerging researchers, NSFT, and Standard Bank rising star awards. He is also a recipient of numerous national and international research grants.

Dr Masindi is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist. He also serves as the editor and editorial board member of various prestigious international journals. His accolades include 2 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents, 50 journal publications, 20 conference proceedings, and 5 book chapters. His H-score in 20 with >1000 citations in 4 years (2016-2020).