Dr Thembinkosi Donald Malevu


The African Institute of Physics (SAIP) has recognized Dr Malevu for his research output on Condensed Matter Physics. He has also been acknowledged as promising young Physics researcher in South Africa. 

He has received awards for best poster and most outstanding work in the field of condensed matter in physics. His most notable award is a nomination in 2017 for NRF AWARDS in the category: Research Excellence Nomination of Next Generation Researcher.

Quote:   “If we had all the answers, there would be no need for research”.
  Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science
Bachelor of Science Honours
Bachelor of Science
Discipline:   Physics
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 1163
 Research Areas:  
My research interests lie in the characterisation of metal oxide and perovskites nanoparticles using a variety of experimental techniques to investigate the relationship between structural and UV properties of nanoparticles and the behaviours at interfaces and surfaces. These types of materials find applications in a wide variety of fields including renewable energy.

I have years of firsthand work experience in semiconductors, particularly energy, sensors and developing new methods of semiconductor characterization as well as in electronics instrumentation particularly for low-cost instrumentation for developing countries. Also, I have developed methods to implement low-cost solar cells using lead perovskite synthesized from the abundant depleted lead accumulators.
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