South African Young Academy of Science



New SAYAS Members 2018

Dr Fanelwa Ajayi is a Senior Lecturer at the Chemistry Department and a research leader at the Enzyme Sensor Laboratory, SensorLab at the University of the Western Cape. Her area of speciality is drug metabolism sensor.

Dr Tatenda Dalu is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Venda whose area of specialisation is plankton ecology.

Dr Sarah Fawcett is a Lecturer in the Department of Oceanography at University of Cape Town and specialises in marine biogeochemistry. She is a P-rated researcher by the NRF.

Dr Samson Khene is a Senior Lecture in Physical Chemistry at Rhodes University. His main field of research has been in the synthesis and spectroscopic characterisation of phthalocyanine complexes for their possible application as photosensitisers in photodynamic therapy, electrocatalysis and nonlinear optical material. He holds an NRF Y-rating.

Dr Pradeep Kumar is a Senior Lecturer of Pharmaceutics Wits Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and a Senior Researcher at the Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform. Pradeep is also an inventor with four granted and 11 filed patents.

Dr Nhlanhla Mpofu is Director for Teaching, Learning and Programme Development as well as a Senior Lecturer at Sol Plaatje University, specialising in teacher education.

Prof Fulufhelo Nemavhola is an Associate Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of South Africa and specialises in computational biomechanics.

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye is Project Manager of Dihlare Pty Ltd. which provides a vehicle to authenticate traditional medicines in order to ultimately produce them for community consumption and is based at the Vaal University of Technology.

Dr Amy Slogrove is a paediatrician and epidemiologist in the position of Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and is based at the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health in Worcester, South Africa.

Dr Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian is a media professional, communication specialist and postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Communication at University of Johannesburg.