Mr Zwonaka Mapholi

Junior Lecturer | Bioresources, photocatalysis & coal gasification

Short Bio

Zwonaka Mapholi joined the Department of Process Engineering in January 2020 as a Junior Lecturer. He is busy completing his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering with a research focus on recovery of active pharmaceutical ingredients from plant biomasses. Previously, he completed his BSc Eng (Chemical) degree at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.

Research Interests

Biorefineries for bioactive compounds from bio-substrates
Applications of power ultrasound
Photocatalysis for green hydrogen production
Coal Gasification Technology


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