Ncamisile Maseko-Owolawi


 
Mrs Maseko is a developmental lecturer in the department. She currently holds an MSc. Chem. Eng. from one of the best graduate engineering schools in the USA where she went as a Fulbright scholar. She is also a Eurosa (Erasmus Mundus) scholar and visited the University of Leipzig (Germany) to conduct some research as part of her PhD studies.

Her research interests are in Biorefinery where she focuses on biofuels, nanotechnology and colloidal assembly.

Her current research involves the synthesis and application of biomaterials obtained from the South African biomass.
     
Quote:
  “Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent”. -  Marilyn vos Savant
Position:
  Developmental Lecturer
Qualification:

  MSc (Chemical Engineering)
BSc Honours (Chemistry)
BSc (Chemistry)
   
Discipline:   Chemical Engineering
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:    031 260 3329
Email:    masekon@ukzn.ac.za 
     
Research Areas:


  Biofuels
Colloidal assembly
Nanotechnology
     
Recent Publications:   Maseko, N., Schneider, D., Wassersleben, S., Enke, D., Pocock, J. and Stark, A. (2017). Organic acid treatment of sugarcane residues for the production of biogenic silica. In: SASTA. Durban: Proc S Afr Sug Technol Ass, pp.427-430.

Maseko, N., Revaprasadu, N., Pullabhotla, V., Karthik, R. and
O'Brien, P. (2010). The influence of the cadmium source on the shape of CdSe nanoparticles. Materials Letters, 64(9), pp.1037-1040

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