Siphesihle Ndlovu

Siphesihle Ndlovu nGAP-Lecturer 031 260 7733 MSc (Geology), BScHons (Geology), BSc (Geological Sciences) Geological Sciences Westville Campus Siphesihle Joined UKZN in June 2022 as part of the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP), a prestigious programme under the Department of Higher Education and Training that recruits young, talented and highly capable scholars as new

Lowanika Tibane

Dr Lowanika Victor Tibane Researcher and Metamorphic Petrology lecturer 031 260 7081 PhD (Geology) Geology Westville Campus Dr Tibane is a Metamorphic Petrology lecturer, with a PhD in Geology from University of Pretoria in collaboration with the Martin-Luther University, Halle-Saale, Germany, funded by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and Thuthuka of National Research Foundation (NRF).

Molla Demlie

Prof Molla Bekele Demlie Professor 031 260 7380 PhD (Hydrogeology), MSs (Hydrogeology), BSc (Geology), Pr.Sci.Nat. Geology 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 in South Africa and has

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 PhD, MSc, BScHons Geology 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 awards from

Lauren Hoyer

Dr Lauren Hoyer Professor & Academic Leader 031 260 6313 PhD (Geological Sciences), BScHons (Geological Sciences), BSc (Geological Sciences) Geology 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 about our

Tesfaye Birke

Prof Tesfaye Kidane Birke Professor & Academic Leader 031 260 8781 PhD, MSc (Structural Geology), BSc (Geology) Geology Westville Campus Tesfaye Kidane is currently a full professor and academic leader, geological sciences, school of AEES. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. in Geology and Structural geology, and PhD in tectonics, paleomagnetism and geochronology. His research focusses on the kinematic and dynamic evolution of

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 MSAIMM, MSAIEG, PhD, MSc, BScHons Geology Westville Campus An Engineering Geologist with an MSc and PhD in Engineering Geology. An academic of over twenty years in geology and applied geology. He has been involved in several mapping projects, mineral exploration, teaching, and research in engineering geology. His

Saumitra Misra

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