Thokozani Majozi

 

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University of Pretoria

Biography

Thokozani Majozi is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP). His main research interest is batch chemical process integration. He started his professional career as a junior process engineer at Unilever in 1994. In 1996 he was appointed as a senior process engineer: competency improvement specialist at Dow AgroSciences and in 2002 he joined Sasol Technology as a technology leader for optimization and integration. He was appointed as an associate professor at UP in 2004 and promoted to a full professor at the end of 2008. He was also an associate professor in computer science at the University of Pannonia in Hungary from 2005 to 2009. Majozi completed his PhD (Process Integration) at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom (UK). He is a member of various scientific committees and organisations including the European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE), Process Systems Engineering (PSE) conference, Engineering Council of South Africa (Vice President) and a member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf). He is also a fellow of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Academy of Engineering of South Africa. He has received numerous awards for his research including the Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award (Italy, 2005), National Science and Technology Forum Award for Distinguished researcher in the last five to ten years (2006) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) PresidentÂ’s Award (P-rating, 2007). Recently he won the prestigious S2A3 British Association Medal (Silver), thereby becoming the first black individual to receive it since it was established in 1932. Majozi is author or co-author of more than 100 refereed scientific publications. Also a regular speaker and session chairman at national and international conferences.