Research Projects

SensorLab’s PhD research projects are award winning and internationally very competitive. The project titled, “Polymeric-bimetallic nanoalloy systems for the construction of photovoltaic cells”, won the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Women in Science PhD Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012, becoming the first winner for a project in the area of Physical and Chemical Sciences since the inception of the award.

In 2013 the PhD project titled, “Development of high energy conservation hybrid photovoltaic cells for community application, from novel low-cost organosilicon dendritic nano-polymers”, also won the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO fellowship; and the PhD project titled, “Multichannel electrochemical cytochrome P450 enzyme phenotype-nanobiosensor systems for the determination of anti-tuberculosis drug resistivity”, won in 2014.

Several of our current 30 PhD students hold other highly competitive national and international prestigious PhD scholarships/fellowship, which enabled them to undertake research exchange visits of up to one year to our collaborating laboratories in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Spain and other European countries, as well as USA.