Staff Profiles: Chemical Sciences

Dr Munyaradzi Shumba

Position: Deputy Dean-Faculty of Science and Technology

Research Interests:
    Development of Electrochemical and Optical Nanosensors for the detection of disease indicator molecules Nanosensor fabrication based on Nanosized phthalocyanines and carbon based nanomaterials for disease indicator molecules, Environmental remediation.

Dr Fidelis Chigondo

Position: Chairperson

Research interests: 
     Organic synthesis  Continuous flow synthesis  Medicinal chemistry  Environmental remediation  Material chemistry

Professor Mambo Moyo

Position: Associate Professor

Research Interests:
    Electrochemical analysis, electrochemical sensors and biosensors. Fabrication of biosensors using

Dr Upenyu Guyo

Position: Senior Lecturer

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

Dr Piwai Tshuma

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks with functional groups for heterogeneous catalysis.

Dr Gift Mehlana

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Development of novel materials and their applications in heterogeneous catalysis, biomedical science and sensing.

Dr Edith Dube

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Organic synthesis Design and synthesis of nanomaterials  Medicinal Chemistry. Fabrication of sensors

Miss Maureen Gumbo

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Applied synthetic organic chemistry. Metal-Organic Frameworks and applications. Catalysis.   

Mrs Ngceboyakwethu P. Zinyama

Position: Lecturer

Research interests
    Computational Chemistry, Modelling of Breast Cancer drugs, Materials Chemistry

Mr Vitalis Chitsa

Position: Lecturer

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

Mr  Tichaona Nharingo

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Environmental remediation Developing novel nano-sorbents and membranes for wastewater treatment,  Development of Biosensors, Inorganic synthesis Nanotechnology and drug delivery

Ms Tafadzwa W Murinzi

Position: 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

Position: Laboratory Technician

Miss Muriel Gonzo

Position: Laboratory Technician