Dr Pontsho Mbule, University of South Africa

Dr Mbule is a physicist with a PhD from the University of the Free State (2013). Her research focuses on synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanostructures and the development of transparent conducting electrodes (TCEs) for application in solar cells. Her work is supported by DST-NRF Research Development Grants for New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) and Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers. Dr Mbule is a fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS), and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) for scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings’ Alumna (2019). She’s a member of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA), The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and she hold a professional Physicist membership (Pr.Phys) from the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP). Dr Mbule holds a Y2 NRF rating.