Self-motivated physical chemistry post-doctoral research fellow. Interested in carbon nanomaterials for energy conversion and biorefinery. Published scholar with a strong sense of work pride. Aiming positions that challenge & provide exposure to opportunities for progression.

Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    May 2018 - at Present

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Main duties: •Attend monthly review meetings to discuss outputs and any other research issues. •Design new projects and develop strategic research approaches for biorefinery industries. •Write proposals for research grant applications. •Manage equipment operations, installation, testing, commissioning and troubleshooting. •Prepare SOP documents to facilitate the implementation of the equipment into ongoing projects. •Provide technical expertise, guide and supervise research assistants and students.

  • Teaching assistant/tutoring

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    February 2014 - November 2017

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    •Inorganic chemistry teaching assistant Feb-Jun 2017 Taught course, performed revision sessions for tests & exams. Marked exams and tests. •Nanotechnology Platform administrator Jan-Jun 2016 Premeditated meetings & events for UKZN multidisciplinary researchers. Designed platform website and timely updated information. Consolidated annual reports from three pillars; Nanomaterials, Nanohealth and, Quantum science and technology. •Applied chemistry teaching assistant July-Dec 2016 Prepared lecture materials, taught spectroscopic techniques and presented prelab talks during practicals. •Physical chemistry tutor Feb-Jun 2016 Taught problem solving techniques and aided in mastery of physical chemistry concepts. •General Chemistry tutor Feb-Dec 2014 Expedited student interaction in learning and simplified concepts using different methodologies, guided students & instilled good time management skills

Education

  • PhD, Chemistry

    at University of waZulu-Natal

    2014 - 2017 (3 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • MSc Chemistry

    at University of KwaZulu-Natal

    2012 - 2014 (2 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

  • Shona Native

  • English Conversation

Hives