DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Agrochermurgy and Plant Symbioses, Tier1
Primary discipline: Biological Sciences (January 2017 - December 2021)
Prof Dakora completed his PhD degree in Botany in 1989 at the University of Western Australia. He works on Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) with a focus on the plant, the interaction between microbe and host plant, as well as the microsymbiont itself.
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Innovation Studies, Tier 1
Primary discipline: Innovation and Economic Development in Economic Sciences (July 2018 - June 2023)
Professor Mammo Muchie did his undergraduate degree in Columbia University, New York, USA and his postgraduate MPhil and DPhil in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development (STI&D) from the University of Sussex, UK. He is currently a DST-NRF research chair in Innovation Studies at the Faculty of Management Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology and a C rated research Professor.
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Phytomedicine, Tier 1
Primary discipline: Pharmaceutical Sciences (July 2018 - June 2023)
www.alvaroviljoen.com He completed a BSc, BSc Hons (cum laude) and MSc (cum laude) in Botany at Stellenbosch University.
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Water Quality and Wastewater Management, Tier 2
Primary discipline: Microbiology (September 2018 - August 2023)
Professor Maggy Momba holds a BA degree in Education, BSc Honours and MSc degrees in Biology, MSc and PhD degrees in Microbiology. Prof Momba conducts research activities on various aspects of water with emphasis on drinking water purification and wastewater management, health-related water microbiology and bioremediation. After 28 years of specializing in the field of water research, she is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C1 Rated Scientist.
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Acid Mine Drainage Treatment, Tier 1
Primary discipline: Hydrogeology and Hydrogeochemistry (January 2019 - December 2023)
Professor Christian Wolkersdorfer is a mining hydrogeologist with 27 years of experience in mine water geochemistry, hydrodynamics, geothermal applications and tracer tests.
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Enabled Environments for Assisted Living, Tier 2
Primary discipline: Engineering Sciences (July 2019 - December 2023)
Prof Djouani is a full Professor, scientist and technical group supervisor of pattern recognition, soft computing, networking systems and Robotics at University Paris Est-Creteil (UPEC) seconded to Tshwane University of Technology.
DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Phytochemical food network to improve nutritional quality for consumers, Tier 1
Primary discipline: Agriculture and Food Science (2020 - January 2025)
Prof Sivakumar has started her career at the Tshwane University of Technology as an Associate professor in 2010. She developed the research area in postharvest technology and the curriculum at the Department of Crop Sciences.
Rand Water Chair in Organic Chemistry
Primary discipline: Chemical Sciences, Technologies and Applied Sciences (2013 - 2018)
Prof Jonathan Okonkwo is the Rand Water Research Chair in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Environmental, Water and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science. The Chair was awarded to the university by the Rand Water. This is an impressive achievement, not only for Prof Okonkwo, but for TUT as well, being the University of Technology awarded with this Research Chair. He is an NRF C1 rated researcher.
Rand Water Chair in Electrical Engineering
Primary discipline: Electrical, Power Electrical and Technologies (2013-2018)
Prof Adisa Jimoh received his first degree, a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours in Electrical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1977. A few years later, in 1980, he received his Master of Engineering (M.Eng) from the same university with a study on Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Electric Power and Machines.
Rand Water Chair in Water Utilisation
Primary discipline: Chemical Engineering (2016 - 2018)
Prof Maurice Onyango is the Rand Water Research Chair in Water Utilisation at the Department of Chemical Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. The Chair was awarded to the university by the Rand Water. This is an impressive achievement, not only for Prof Onyango, but for TUT as well, being the University of Technology awarded with this Research Chair. He is an NRF C1 rated researcher.
DSI – NRF SARChI Chair in Future Transport Manufacturing Technologies (2020 - 2024).
Gibela Research Chair in manufacturing and skills development (2016 - 2024)
Primary discipline: Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing and Related Skills Development
DST-NRF-SACN SARChI Chair in Spatial Transformation: Positive Change in the Built Environment
Primary discipline: Architecture
Amira Osman is a Sudanese/South African architect, researcher, academic, activist, public speaker, and author. She is a Professor of Architecture at the Tshwane University of Technology and holds the position of SARChI: DST/NRF/SACN Research Chair in Spatial Transformation (Positive Change in the Built Environment).