01 June 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 19
Husband and wife PhD graduates Dr Rasoul Hassanalizadeh (right) and Dr Parisa Doubra.

Two New Doctors in the House!

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Husband and wife Rasoul Hassanalizadeh and Parisa Doubra have graduated with doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering from UKZN.

Summa cum laude Mechanical Engineering graduates (from left): Mr Thesan Appalsamy, Mr Nikyle Bisseru, Dr Sarisha Harrylal and Mr Jared Sabbagha.

Top of the Class!

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Four of UKZN’s 48 Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) graduates received their degrees summa cum laude.

Mr Jonathan Olal Ogwang with his mother, Mrs Christine Ogwang.

Research into Biogas for Rural Waste Management and Energy Solutions Secures Cum Laude Degree

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Mr Jonathan Olal Ogwang received his Master’s degree cum laude in Civil Engineering for research that involved investigating biogas as a waste management and energy solution among rural South African communities.

Mr Ntobeko Cele who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude.

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Excels in Computer Science and IT

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Mr Ntobeko Cele graduated top of his class in Computer Science and Information Technology (IT), earning a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude.

Mr Lushen Moodley (centre) with his proud parents, Savy and Mervin Moodley.

Summa Cum Laude Degree for Promising Astrophysicist

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Mr Lushen Moodley has graduated with an MSc degree summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics. His dissertation focused on Hyperspheres of Static Charged Fluids in Standard and Modified Gravity.

Ms Amira Abbas graduated with an MSc in Physics, cum laude.

Quantum Computing Master’s Graduate Reaching New Heights in a “New World”!

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Qualified actuarial scientist, Ms Amira Mahomed Abbas graduated cum laude with an MSc in Physics, specialising in Quantum Computing.

Dr Hloniphile Sithole-Mthethwa who graduated with a PhD in Applied Mathematics.

PhD for Hard Working Lecturer and Doting Mom!

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Lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Dr Hloniphile Sithole-Mthethwa graduated with a PhD in Applied Mathematics in minimum time, despite working as a lecturer and being a mom to two children – son, Khwezi, and daughter, Bhukosi.

Ms Nompilo Mabaso received her Master’s degree in Statistics, summa cum laude.

MSc Research into Statistical Model for Crude Oil Market

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Crude oil, the price of which is currently at an all-time low, was the focus of research by Ms Nompilo Mabaso for her Master’s degree in Statistics.

Dr Inbanathan Govender was awarded his PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Doctoral Graduate Attracted to UKZN by its Excellent Engineering Programme

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UKZN’s highly rated Engineering programme attracted Dr Inbanathan Govender to study at the Institution and now he has graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Cum laude MSc graduate, Ms Yuvika Singh with her parents, Mr and Mrs Pravin and Asha Singh.

Master’s Graduate Focuses on Accent Recognition Using Deep Learning

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Ms Yuvika Singh has graduated with a cum laude MSc degree in Computer Science, specialising in accent recognition using deep learning.

Fraser sisters, Stephanie (left) and Gillean.

Sisters in Science Doing it Together… and For Each Other

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Chemistry runs thick in the veins of the Fraser family – Gillean graduated with an MSc in Chemistry cum laude, while sister Stephanie graduated summa cum laude with a BSc Chemistry Honours degree.

Dr Thokozani Ngema’s PhD in Chemical Engineering focused on desalination.

No One Road to Success - PhD Graduate

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If at first you don’t succeed, try again is the maxim of Dr Thokozani Ngema.

Mr Nikhiel Bansi has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Engineering summa cum laude.

Summa Cum Laude Degree in the Bag for Talented Student

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Gaming and sports fanatic with a passion for maths and science, Mr Nikhiel Bansi has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree, summa cum laude.

A Master of Science degree in Computer Science was conferred on Mr Sibonelo Dlamini at UKZN’s virtual Graduation ceremony.

Master’s Research Paves Way for IsiZulu Language Processing

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Research into isiZulu language processing has earned Mr Sibonelo Dlamini a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.

Ms Nozwelo Ndlovu graduated with a BScEng degree in Civil Engineering.

Bursary from Construction Company Helps Civil Engineering Student Graduate

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A bursary from a South African construction company enabled a young woman to complete her final year of a Civil Engineering degree at UKZN and graduate.

PhD in Chemistry graduate, Dr Neha Manhas.

PhD Graduate Investigates Chemical Compounds with Antibacterial Promise

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Drug molecules which could contribute to combatting drug-resistant bacteria in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance were researched by Dr Neha Manhas for her PhD in Chemistry.

Dr Sandeep VHS Bhaskaruni received his PhD in Chemistry at UKZN’s virtual Graduation ceremony.

Green Chemistry PhD Focuses on New Sustainable Protocols

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Dr Sandeep VHS Bhaskaruni earned his PhD in Chemistry for his design of new eco-friendly methodologies of synthesizing molecules that could potentially play a role in medicinal chemistry as anti-cancer, antimicrobial or antioxidant agents.

Summa cum laude graduate, Ms Nina Grundlingh with her proud parents, Mrs Elma and Dr Theo Grundlingh.

Heightening Awareness about Diabetes at the Core of MSc Research

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Research aimed at raising awareness about diabetes so that more testing can be done and measures put in place to help sufferers, formed the backbone of Ms Nina Grundlingh’s summa cum laude MSc degree in Statistics.

Mr Leenane Makurumure graduated summa cum laude with a BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology.

High Achiever Aims for Career as Data Scientist

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Mr Leenane Makurumure graduated with a BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology (IT) summa cum laude after earning several scholarships during his undergraduate years that enabled him to complete his studies and set him on a path towards his goal of becoming a data scientist.