Molla Demlie

Prof Molla Bekele Demlie Associate Professor & Academic Leader 031 260 7380 PhD (Hydrogeology), MSs (Hydrogeology), BSc (Geology), Pr.Sci.Nat. Geological Sciences Westville Campus Prof Demlie obtained his BSc Geology (1992), MSc Hydrogeology (2000) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and PhD Hydrogeology (2007) from Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany. Prof Demlie is a registered professional natural scientist

Emmanuel Carranza

Prof. Emmanuel John Muico Carranza Professor 031 260 2803 PhD (GIS-Based Mineral Potential Mapping) Delft University of Technology Geological Sciences Westville Campus Prof John Carranza is BSc in geology (Philippines), MSc (with distinction) in mineral exploration (Netherlands), and PhD in GIS-based mineral potential mapping (Netherlands). His professional mission is to develop and disseminate expertise/knowledge

Warwick Hastie

Dr Warwick William Hastie Senior Lecturer 031 260 2519 BSc. (Hons), MSc, PhD Geological Sciences Westville Campus Dr Hastie teaches rock mechanics, rock engineering and an introductory course in mining. He holds a PhD in structural geology from UKZN, and is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA).  He has received three

Lauren Hoyer

Dr. Lauren Hoyer Professor & Academic Leader 031 260 6313 PhD Geological Sciences, BSc Hons Geological Sciences, BSc Geological Sciences Geological Sciences Westville Campus Dr Hoyer pursued geology because of her desire to understand how the world worked. She feels privileged that she discovered the perfect science for her passions and is constantly learning

Tesfaye Birke

Prof. Tesfaye Kidane Birke Professor & Academic Leader 031 260 8781 B.Sc. (4 Years) – in Geology, M.Sc. – in Structural Geology, PhD – Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France Geological Sciences Westville Campus Tesfaye Kidane is currently a full professor and academic leader, geological sciences, school of AEES. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc.

Philani Mavimbela

Mr. Philani Knowledge Mavimbela Lecturer 031 260 7081 Msc (UP), PhD candidate (UKZN) Geological Sciences Westville Campus Philani Mavimbela is a lecturer in the school of agriculture, earth and environmental Studies Research interests Contact metamorphism Magmatic and metamorphic rocks records of tectonic plate processes Understanding metamorphic processes and rate of metamorphism (Mineral Thermodynamic modelling

Egerton Hingston

Dr. Egerton Hingston Senior Lecturer 031 260 2805 BSc (Hons) USL, MSc (Natal), PhD (Leeds), Pr.Sci.Nat, MSAIEG, MSAIMM Geological Sciences Westville Campus An Engineering Geologist with an MSc and PhD in Engineering Geology.  An academic for over twenty years in geology and applied geology. I have been involved in several mapping projects, mineral exploration, teaching

Saumitra Misra

Dr. Saumitra Kumar Misra Lecturer 031 260 2800 PhD (Geology) Geological Sciences Westville Campus I did my Ph.D. on anorogenic granitoid geochemistry from Presidency College, Kolkata, India, in 1993. After completion of my formal degree, I had a long history of post-doctoral research (1994-2009) in various Institutes in India and sometimes in abroad. During my long post-doctoral research,

Andrew Green

Prof Andrew Green Full Professor 031 260 7924 PhD (UKZN) Geological Sciences Westville Campus Ever since my introduction to the ocean at the age of five, I have made it my life’s quest to spend as much time as possible in and around it. It was a natural choice to pursue a career in

Palesa Leuta-Madondo

MS. Palesa Leuta-Madondo Developmental Lecturer (AADP) 031 260 2517 MSc Geology Westville Campus Palesa Leuta-Madondo is a lecture in the school of agriculture, earth and environmental studies. Research interests Petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of granitoids and related rocks