Prof Philani Nkosinathi Mashazi, Rhodes University

Prof Philani Nkosinathi Mashazi’s field is inorganic and analytical chemistry. He attained his PhD from Rhodes University (2012). His research focuses on designing and developing nanobiosensors and he is especially interested in designing diagnostic systems for disease and virus outbreaks or infections. Prof Mashazi holds a Y rating, and his research has been funded by the NRF’s Thuthuka programme, a South Africa-Sweden Bilateral Collaboration and the South African Medical Research Council.