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Prof Deresh Ramjugernath

Prof Deresh RamjugernathProfessor Deresh Ramjugernath is the DST/NRF South African Research Chair for Fluorine Process Engineering and Separation Technology and also Director of the Thermodynamics Research Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Ramjugernath leads a large team of post graduate students and researchers - arguably one of the leading research groups in its field globally - which undertakes cutting-edge research contributing towards chemical process development and optimisation in South Africa and abroad. The group actively contributes to the Government’s Fluorochemical Expansion Initiative (FEI) by researching and developing South Africa’s fluorinated products with its activities being integral to the development of a fluorochemicals industry in the country and directly linked to the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) and SASOL.

Ramjugernath has won numerous institutional and national awards. He received the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Award in 2005 and 2010; the National Research Foundation (NRF) President’s Award in 2005; the UKZN Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence Award on five occasions, the UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award in 2010 as well as being the recipient of numerous other awards in recognition of his research achievements.

Over the past 10 years, Ramjugernath has successfully graduated more than 60 Masters and PhD students and is currently supervising or co-supervising over 30 postgraduate and post-doctoral students. Together with his team of researchers, he has produced more than 250 conference and journal papers during in the past decade. 

Ramjugernath is passionate about human capacity development and is a strong believer in a collaborative approach to research capacity development. In this regard he has had a number of research bi-lateral agreements for the exchange and training of students and researchers with research groups based in countries such as Germany, United States of America, Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom, Poland, France, and Czech Republic.

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