School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Mr. Philani Knowledge Mavimbela


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 ( Chemical equilibrium vs disequilibrium)
  • Kinetics of Nucleation and  Growth, Diffusion and Equilibration
  • Unconsolidated deposits, particularly Heavy Mineral Sands sampling ( Sonic drilling)