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Staff Profile

Associate Professor Michael Daramola

Position ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
QualificationsBSc (Chem Eng), MSc, PhD, MSc, MAmerChemSoc, AMICE, R.Eng, PGDE, CEng, MIChemE
Phone 0117177536
Email Michael.Daramola@wits.ac.za
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).

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