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The University Research Office is based at the Govan Mbeki building on Westville campus

The University of KwaZulu-Natal currently has more than 250 post-doctoral fellows

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Dr Alessandro Sergi

Dr Alessandro Sergi

Dr. Alessandro Sergi was born in Italy in 1968.He received his degree in physics with full marks from the University of Messina in 1992. He has obtained the Phd in physics in 1997 from the same University. Since 1997, he has held various research positions in physics departments in Italy and chemistry departments in Canada and USA. In August 2007 he joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the UKZN School of Chemistry and Physics in Pietermaritzburg, where he leads a research group currently composed of six postgraduate students.  Dr. Sergi is an expert in the computer simulation of systems having both quantum and classical features: in this particular field, he has developed a formalism based on novel mathematical (non-Hamiltonian) structures. In 2008 he received the B3 rating from the National Research Foundation and he currently holds an ISI H-index equal to 13. He is the co-author of more than 40 research papers and the sole author of 10 of these.  He has also written 3 book chapters and has been a speaker in many conferences all over the world.

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