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/Dr Munyaradzi Shumba
Dr Munyaradzi Shumba

Position: Deputy Dean-Faculty of Science and Technology

Department: Chemical Sciences
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  • Phd Chemistry; Centre for Nanotechnology Innovation, Department of Chemistry (Rhodes University)
  • MSc Inorganic Chemistry (Bindura University of Science Education)
  • ,BSc Education Hon Chemistry (Bindura University of Science Education)
  • Diploma in Education (Science) (UZ)
  • Doctoral Thesis Title; The Effect of Graphene and Other Nanomaterials On The Electrocatalytic Behaviour Of Pthalocyanines.

Professional Profile

  • Lecturer 2010-2018
  • Departmental Chair 2011-2013, April – October 2020
  • Senior Lecturer 2018-present

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.

Scopus Indexed Publications:

International Conference presentations

  • Munyaradzi Shumba Co-doped graphene oxide nanosheets/Phthalocyanine Nanocomposites for facile electrodetection. The 3rd Tanzania International Conference and the 6th FASC Congress, September 11-15 2017, Arusha, Tanzania 
  • Munyaradzi Shumba and Tebello Nyokong Electrode modification using nanocomposites of boron or nitrogen doped graphene oxide and cobalt (II) tetraaminophenoxyphthalocyanine nanoparticles. Eighth International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-9) July 3-8, 2016 Nanjing, China
  • Munyaradzi Shumba, Stephen Nyoni, Tebello Nyokong, Electrode modification using nanocomposites of cobalt tetraaminophenoxy phthalocyanine, reduced graphene and multi-walled carbon nanotubes, The 17th South African Chemical Institute Inorganic Chemistry Conference 28 June – 2 July 2015, Grahamstown, South Africa 


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