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Professor Thokozani Majozi

- By Wits University

Professor Thokozani Majozi is the speaker at the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment on 11 December 2014.

He is a full professor in the Wits School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, where he also holds a NRF/DST Chair in Sustainable Process Engineering. His main research interest is batch chemical process integration, where he has made significant scientific contributions that have earned him international recognition. Some of these contributions have been adopted by industry.

He was also an associate professor in computer science at the University of Pannonia in Hungary from 2005 to 2009. Majozi completed his PhD in Process Integration at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom. He is a member of various international scientific committees for leading Process Systems Engineering symposia and conferences and a member of the editorial board of Chemical Engineering Transactions Journal.

Majozi is also a member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa and a Fellow for the Academy of Engineering of South Africa.

He has received numerous awards for his research including the Burianec Memorial Award (Italy), a P-rating from the National research Foundation (NRF), the University of Pretoria Leading Minds Centenary Award, a S2A3 British Association Medal (Silver), the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers Bill Neal-May Gold Medal and the NSTF-BHP Billiton Category B Award.

Recently, he won the AU-TWAS Young Scientist Award. Majozi is the author and co-author of more than 150 scientific publications, including a book in Batch Chemical Process Integration published by Springer in January 2010. He is also an NRF B1 rated researcher.

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