The Department of Applied Chemistry was recently congratulated for its outstanding contribution towards the Faculty of Science reaching a milestone 350 publication units in 2016.
The Executive Dean, Prof Debra Meyer, the Vice Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Prof Andre Strydom, as well as the Vice Dean the Teaching and Learning, Professor Ina Wagenaar visited the department at the Doornfontein Campus, accompanied by the Head of Faculty Administration, Mrs Naomi Strydom and the Senior Faculty Officer for Research and Postdoctoral Studies, Mrs Leandri Snyman.
Staff and postgraduate students were encouraged to persevere despite on-going challenges that include limited office and laboratory space. The Faculty is making headway in having these issues successfully addressed. Prof Meyer said it was important to uphold the values of fairness and transparency and to adhere to university policies in driving the Faculty’s research agenda to greater heights.
Prof Catherine Ngila’s contribution as former Head of Department was acknowledged, and Dr Penny Govender applauded for her achievements in the role thus far.