Dr Johannes Zanoxolo Mbese, University of Fort Hare

Dr Mbese is a chemist with a PhD from the University of Fort Hare (2017). His research interests are in the synthesis of metal sulfide nanoparticles/nanocomposites, metal oxides, carbon quantum dots and carbon nanotubes for applications in nanotechnology, chemical sensing, water treatment and renewable energy. His work is supported by an NRF Thuthuka Grant (2019–2021) and an Institutional Research Grant from the Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) (2014-2020). Dr Mbese currently serves as Research Group Leader & Founder of the Energy, Materials and Inorganic Chemistry Research Group (EMICREG).