Prof Alice Brink, University of the Free State

Prof Brink is an inorganic chemist with a PhD from the University of the Free State (2012). Her research concentrates on developing systematic approaches to understand the foundational driving forces of chemical, kinetic mechanisms, biological and catalytic factors affecting drug and catalysis development. Brink’s work is funded by SASOL, NRF Thuthuka and the NRF-NEP. She has a longstanding research collaboration with Manchester University and serves on the Editorial board of the journal, Crystallography Reviews. Prof Brink holds a Y1 rating from the NRF. In 2019 she was nominated for the South African Women in Science Award in the Distinguished Young Woman Researcher category.