Dr. Major Mabuza (University of Johannesburg) is a chemical engineer with a DEng from Tshwane University of Technology. His main research focus is carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) with a specific focus on green synthesis of metal-organic frameworks for carbon dioxide capture. His research is funded by the NRF through the Thuthuka grant. Dr. Mabuza is a 2012 Mandela Rhodes Foundation scholar. He has collaborated with multiple universities and research institutions across the country, including Mintek, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), University of Pretoria (UP), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), North-West University (NWU), and University of South Africa (UNISA).