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Staff Profile

Associate Professor Michael Daramola

QualificationsBSc (Chem Eng), MSc, PhD, MSc, MAmerChemSoc, AMICE, R.Eng, PGDE, CEng, MIChemE
Phone 0117177536
Organisational Unit School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Research interest is in four (4) main areas namely:  membrane technology and catalysis (synthesis, characterization and applications); renewable energy, bio-based economy and sustainable environment (FT synthesis, renewable energy from biomass, chemicals from biomass (bioconvesion of waste to valuable products, CO2 capture, water purification/wastewater treatment, pollution abatement); nanotechnology and composite materials; and  process modelling and simulation.

D r. Michael Daramola is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has more than ten (10) years of teaching and research experience in university/research institutes nationally and internationally (e.g. Nigeria, The Netherlands, France; South Africa). His contributions to teaching and research have won him several awards such as NUFFIC Scholarship, Claude Leon Postdoctoral award, Nature Publishing Group travel award (to present a paper at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference, USA), and the Best oral presentation award at CEMEPE/SECOTOX Conference in Greece. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer (CEng) and a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) UK. He is also a COREN registered Chemical Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He has contributed substantially to the advancement of chemical engineering and applied sciences through peer-reviewed publications (book/book chapters, journal articles, conferences). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Modern Research in Catalysis (MRC), an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge research results in catalysis and reactions engineering and a seasoned reviewer for several reputable scientific journals and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF).