25 - 29 NOVEMBER 2019

DEVONVALE GOLF AND WINE ESTATE
STELLENBOSCH | WESTERN CAPE

PROGRAMME

Day 1: Monday, 25 November 2019
08h00 – 09h00 Registration Teas, coffee and snacks
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Dean: Natural Science (UWC): Prof M Davies-Coleman
09:05 – 09:15 Introduction of Keynote Speaker DVC Academic (UWC): Prof Vivienne Lawack
09:15 – 09:45 Keynote Address: Honourable Deputy Minister Buti Manamela
09:45 – 10:00 Vote of thanks TBC
10:00 – 10:30 TEA BREAK
TOPIC: NANOSCIENCE
Chairperson: Prof D Knoesen
10:30 – 11:10 Nanostructured Thin Films for Multibandgap Silicon Tandem and Triple-stacked Solar Cells Prof R Schropp Extraordinary Professor (UWC) Department of Physics and Astronomy
11:10 -11:50 Nanostructured Thin Films for Multibandgap Silicon Tandem and Triple-stacked Solar Cells
11:50 – 12:30 Nanostructured Thin Films for Multibandgap Silicon Tandem and Triple-stacked Solar Cells
12:30 – 13:15 LUNCH
 13:15 – 13:25  Photo
13:30 – 14:10 Nano-biophysics: The new thriving discipline Dr T Kruger:  UP
14:10 – 14:50 Nano for water purification Prof L Petrik: UWC
14:50 – 15:20 TEA BREAK
15:20 – 16:00 Solid-State Quantum technology development in South Africa Prof S Bhattacharyya:  WITS
16:00 – 16:40 Challenges in the preparation of nanomaterials; Bottom up self-assembly of nanomaterials Prof N Revaprasadu:  UniZulu
16:40 – 17:00 Controlling the dimensionality of nanomaterials Prof N Revaprasadu:  UniZulu
Day 2: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
TOPIC: NANOMATERIALS
Chairperson: Prof C Arendse
08:30 –09:10 Nanotechnology commercialization era, and sustainability imperatives Dr N Musee:  UP
09:10 – 09:50 Ethics in nanoscience and technologies Prof M Gulumian : NIOH
09:50 – 10:30 Rapid Diagnostics Dr Nikiwe Mhlanga: Mintek
10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK
11:00 – 11:40 Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Photodetectors Prof S Guha :  Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Missouri, Columbia
11:40 – 12:20 Metal Halide Perovskites for Next Generation Displays and Solar Cells
12:20 – 13:00 Metal Halide Perovskites for Next Generation Displays and Solar Cells
13:00 -14:00 LUNCH
Chairperson: Prof M Meyer
14:00 – 14:40 Implants for the trapping of glioblastoma cells Prof F Boury: Université d’Angers, Angers, France
14:40 – 15:20 Protein Encapsulation using Pressurized CO2-based Processes: Challenges and Perspectives
15:20 – 15:50 TEA BREAK
15:50 – 17:00 Summary and Panel  Discussion Panel members
Day 3: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
TOPIC: NANOTECHNOLOGY
Chairperson: Prof L Petrik
08:30 – 09:10 Next generation batteries and supercapacitors Prof B Bladergroen: UWC
09:10 – 09:50 The design and development of nanomedicines for infectious diseases Prof A Dube:  UWC
09:50 – 10:30 Development of electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells Dr L Khotseng: UWC
10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK
11:00 – 11:40 Functional thin films and track etched membranes Dr A Rossouw:  Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, Dubna, Russia
11:40 – 12:20 Functional thin films and track etched membranes
12:20 – 12:40 Functional thin films and track etched membranes
12:45 -17:00 Packed Lunch:  Excursion to industry using/applying nanotechnology
19:00 – 21:00 Gala Dinner: Master of Ceremony – Mr Douglas Petersen
Day 4: Thursday, 28 November 2019
TOPIC: COMMERCIALIZATION
Chairperson: Prof D Knoesen
08:30 – 9:10 Challenges in the commercialisation of nanomaterials Dr M Scriba: CSIR
09:10 – 9:50 Strategies to nanotechnology commercialization in South Africa Dr S Mufamadi: Nabio Consulting Ltd
09:50 – 10:30 Nano-products and Materials at CSIR Prof R Suprakas: CSIR
10:30 – 11:00 TEA BREAK
Chairperson: Dr M Scriba
11:00 – 11:40 An overview of Medical Diagnostech (Pty) Ltd outlining company, personnel, and product profiles, venturing into industry, comparative analysis between academia and industry, and an industrial overview. Mr A Uys: Medical Diagnostech (Pty) Ltd
11:40 – 12:00 The role of science communication in advancing engaged research and public acceptance of nanotechnology innovations Graduate Presentation Mr S Khoza: SAASTA
12:00 – 12:20 Highs and lows of starting up: A tale of research, innovation and commercialization from 2014-2019 Mr A Mutombwera: Nanoscience Platform Graduate
12:20 – 13:00 The Role of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at universities Ms M Heysteck: Technology Transfer Office (UWC)
13:00 -14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:20 Technology Entrepreneurship – Am I ready? Dr A Casanueva: Technology Transfer Office (UWC)
15:20 – 15:50 TEA BREAK
15:50 – 17:00 Summary and Panel  Discussion Panel members
Day 5: Friday, 29 November 2019
TOPIC:  APPLICATIONS (HEALTH, MEDICATION, WATER, POWER, ENERGY)
Chairperson: Prof E Iwuoha
08:30 – 09:10 Novel Strategies for Designing ZSM-5 Zeolite Catalysts: The Methanol-To-Olefins Paradox? Dr B Louis: University of Strasbourg
09:10 – 90:50 The role of nanoscale science and technology in hydrogen storage: Materials-based storage option Dr N Musyoka:  HySA Infrastructure Centre of Competence, Energy Centre  (CSIR)
09:50 – 10:10 TEA BREAK
10:10 – 10:50 Biosensors: From the LAB to upscaling/commercialization Dr O Arotiba: UJ
10:50 – 11:20 Opportunities for Nanotechnology in Therapeutics and Medical Devices Dr M Burgess: AfriSky Medical
11:20 – 12:00 School evaluation DSI/OC
12:00 – 13:00 Closing and  Certificate Collection Prof J Frantz: DVC-Research & Innovation (UWC)
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH AND DEPARTURE

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