Prof Lawrence Mzukisi Madikizela, University of South Africa

Prof 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. Prof Madikizela holds an NRF Y rating. He has received several awards which include the South African Chromatographer of the Year Award (2018), Durban University of Technology Junior Researcher of the Year (2018) and the South African Chemical Institute Merck Medal (2019) and Raikes Medal (2022). He is currently the subject editor for analytical chemistry in South African Journal of Chemistry, associate editor in Frontiers in Environmental Science, while also serving as the editorial board member in Forensic Science International – Animals and Environments (Elsevier Journal). Prof Madikizela is also currently serving as a minutes secretary for the Chromatography Division of the South African Chemical Institute.