Dr Lawrence Mzukisi Madikizela, University of South Africa

Dr Lawrence Mzukisi Madikizela earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. His research interests include the chromatographic separation of environmental pollutants, development of sample preparation techniques, environmental monitoring of pollutants, plant uptake of pharmaceuticals, adsorptive removal of pollutants from water and ecotoxicological studies. Dr Madikizela holds an NRF Y rating. He has been awarded prizes as the South African Chromatographer of the Year (2018), DUT Junior Researcher of the Year (2018) and the South African Chemical Institute Merck Gold Medal (2019). He is currently the subject editor for analytical chemistry of the South African Journal of Chemistry, while also serving as the editorial board member in Forensic Science International – Animals and Environments (Elsevier Journal). Dr Madikizela is also currently serving as a minutes secretary for the Chromatography Division of the South African Chemical Institute.