Mr. Mope Edwin Malefane | Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research | South Africa

Professional Profiles:

Early Academic Pursuits

Mope Edwin Malefane embarked on his academic journey with a BSc in chemical technology (applied chemistry) from the National University of Lesotho in 2011. His dedication and pursuit of excellence continued with an MTech in chemical engineering at Unisa, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2020, earning the Chancellor Award for Best Performance in Science Engineering and Technology research.

Professional Endeavors

Currently pursuing a Science Engineering and Technology PhD at the Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability at Unisa, under the mentorship of Prof. Alex T. Kuvarega, Malefane has showcased his expertise at both local and international conferences. His research focuses on fabricating S-scheme photocatalytic systems using perovskites for the efficient removal of organic pollutants in water.

Contributions and Research Focus

Mope Edwin Malefane's significant contributions lie in the realm of photocatalysis, nanotechnology, and composites, specifically geared toward water pollution remediation. His innovative approach centers on developing photocatalytic systems to tackle organic pollutants, leveraging perovskites as a promising solution. His dedication to this field is evidenced by the multitude of peer-reviewed manuscripts published and his extensive involvement as a reviewer for numerous journals.

Accolades and Recognition

Malefane's expertise has garnered recognition, notably winning the second-best poster award at the iNanoWS Guvhangano conference in 2023. His commitment and scholarly contributions have earned him funding from the National Research Foundation (NRF) for his doctoral studies. Additionally, he's a registered student member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP).

Impact and Influence

His research endeavors in developing innovative solutions for water pollution remediation and his active involvement in scholarly publications and conferences showcase Malefane's growing influence in the field. His role as a reviewer for numerous manuscripts further solidifies his impact on shaping the discourse in his areas of expertise.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Mope Edwin Malefane's legacy lies in his pursuit of pioneering solutions in photocatalysis, nanotechnology, and water sustainability. His commitment to research and his scholarly contributions indicate a promising future in advancing technologies for efficient water pollutant removal, leaving a lasting impact on environmental science and engineering.


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Notable Publications:

Mope Edwin Malefane | Composite Materials Science | Best Researcher Award

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