?A? rating by the National Research Foundation (S. Africa) 2001
De Beers Gold Medal, South African Institute of Physics, 2006
University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor?s Research Award, 2006
CSIR Associate 1997 Listed in Marquis Who?s Who in the World, (Marquis Who?s Who, USA) 2004
Listed in Who?s Who in Southern Africa (Jonathan Ball Publishers, SA) 2004
A rating by the National Research Foundation (S.Africa) 2007
Academy of Scientists of SA Science for Society Gold Medal 2007
Summary of research interests:
Vibrational, optical and electronic and properties of condensed matter, elastic properties of solids and thin supported films, defects in solids, radiation damage and ion beam modification, phase transitions, high and low temperature, and high pressure properties of solids, crystal growth.
Techniques used include Brillouin and Raman light scattering spectroscopy, optical absorption and luminescence spectroscopy, ion bombardment and implantation, X-and gamma-ray irradiation, high temperature X-ray diffraction, crystal growth.
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