Past Events and Conferences

2018 SACI KZN Postgraduate Research Colloquium 2 February 2018

ChromSA Annual General Meeting and End of Year Function



KwaZulu-Natal ChromSA seminar held on 5th April 2017

A KZN ChromSA seminar was hosted by the Durban University of Technology. The seminar was attended by over 40 guests from various KZN industries, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban University of Technology and Mangosuthu University of Technology.  Welcome and opening address was delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (Prof. S. Singh) and the Head of the Chemistry Department (Prof. K. Bisetty) both from Durban University of Technology. Our guest speaker, Mr Alexander Whaley from LECO Africa gave an introductory talk on GCxGC, while Dr Peter Gorst-Allman from LECO Africa presented various GCxGC applications involving environmental, food samples, and health.  Five postgraduate students from University of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban University of Technology presented the findings of their research work. There was a short tea break in between the presentations. The audience was allowed to ask questions and to have conversations with the presenters.  Dr L M Madikizela (ChromSA KZN rep and Durban University of Technology lecturer) thanked all the presenters for the excellent presentations, and thanked organizers, sponsors and the KZN community for attending the event.  He further encouraged all the attendees to become ChromSA members and to participate in local activities.  Based on Dr D H Pienaar’s talk (the judge of student work), all the student presentations were of high quality.  Lunch was served afterwards.

Best student presenters were:
1st price: Mr. BP Gumbi (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville campus)
2nd price: Ms. SC Ntombela (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus)

Financial support from the following organizations was greatly appreciated:
1. LECO Africa
2. ChromSA
3. Durban University of Technology