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Welcome to the School of Chemistry & Physics
UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics is one of five Schools in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. It is located predominantly on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, with a small Engineering service presence on Howard College.
It has a staff complement of 148 academic and support staff , houses approximately 600 undergraduate students and boasts a postgraduate component of 250, engaged in Honours, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral research.
The School’s cutting -edge laboratories and research equipment compare favourably with the best in the world. Caring and enthusiastic lecturers ensure that students emerge highly employable, with a rich university experience and an excellent degree in Chemistry or Physics to their name.
Chemistry Lecturer Receives Prestigious Young Academic Prize
Jeena was one of only five South African academics honoured with the NRF/ERC Young Academic award.
Mars One Candidate Debates Soft Matter Issues at Lindau Meeting
Marais was recently selected to travel to the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany which is dedicated to the field of Physics.
LiDAR Calibration Lights Up Durban Skies
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) equipment was recently calibrated as part of an experiment to operate all three LiDARs simultaneously
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