Staff: Chemical Technology

Dr Gift Mehlana

Chairperson : Department Of Chemical Technology

Research Interests:

  • Development of novel materials and their applications in heterogeneous catalysis, biomedical science and sensing.

Professor Mambo Moyo

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Electrochemical analysis, electrochemical sensors and biosensors.
  • Fabrication of biosensors using

Dr Upenyu Guyo

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests: Chemical technological science which can be broken down into the following specific areas:

  • Water treatment
  • Applied synthetic organic chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Process development
  • Continuous flow processing
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Computational
  • Chemistry

Dr Fidelis Chigondo

Senior Lecturer

Research interests: 

  •  Organic synthesis
  •  Continuous flow synthesis
  •  Medicinal chemistry
  •  Environmental remediation
  •  Material chemistry

Dr Munyaradzi Shumba

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Nanosensor fabrication based on Nanosized phthalocyanines and carbon based nanomaterials for disease indicator molecules, Environmental remediation.

Mrs Ngceboyakwethu P. Zinyama

Lecturer

Research interests Computational drug design, Breast Cancer, Fats and Oils, Photochromic Xerogels, Biosorption

Mr  Tichaona Nharingo

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Crystal engineering of metal-organic frameworks based on mixed ligand systems.
  • Developing novel sorbents for wastewater treatment.
  • Static and kinetic studies of acid mine drainage.
  • Pesticides and herbicides persistence in plants and soils respectively.
  • Heavy metal determination in plants, soil and water

Mr T B Bhebhe

Assistant Lecturer

Mr Vitalis Chitsa

Temporary Full Time Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Materials Chemistry with particular specialisation in the area of porous metal organic frameworks (MOFs).

Mrs Piwai Tshuma

Temporary Full Time Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Composite Materials Preparation of metal–organic frameworks with functional groups for heterogeneous catalysis.

Ms Tafadzwa W Murinzi

Temporary Full Time Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Catalysis using Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) the elucidation of structure-activity relationships in heterogeneous catalysis of Polyoxometalate (POMs) based Organic–Inorganic Hybrids.

Mr Isaac Mambanda

Laboratory Technician

Miss Muriel Gonzo

Laboratory Technician