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Nkosikho ************ Post Doctorate Research Fellow

Cape Town, Western Cape R30 000 / Month Curriculum-Vitae-of-Dlangamandla-Nkosikho-29-June-2021.docx
Engineering
  • Nationality: South African
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: African
  • Employment Level: Junior
  • Career Experience: 3 - 5 Years
  • 14181 Laboheme Street
    Wallacedene, Kraaifontein
    Cape Town, 7570
    Dear Sir/Madam
    My full name is Nkosikho Dlangamandla. I completed B-Tech Degree in Chemical Engineering in 2008, funded by MQA. I have completed my Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineer at CPUT, funded through HySA system from DST funding. I have completed DEng at Cput, Funded by NRF
    In the past few years that have been at CPUT I have work with the different students with different background and they were from different countries as the tutor for maths, physics, Heat and mass and design for Btech. In 2014 I have work with Dr Godongwana as an assistant lecture where I learn a lot.
    I work for the City of Cape Town in the Department of Environmental Resource Management in the Energy and Climate Change unit as an intern. The projects that I’m assisting in are DoRA project and Solar Water Heater project, which will be roll-out next year (2013) in the City of Cape Town.
    In 2007 I worked as the researcher in the wastewater treatment pilot plant for CPUT collaborating with Stellenbosch University and East Coast municipality. The East Coast municipality water treatments plant is operating and supplies water to the community.
    My Master’s research was based on the development of a new strategy to produce electricity from hydrogen, which currently exists in the form of Renewable energy with high energy efficiency. In all, I was developing the thermal model of High-Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (HT-PEMFC), resulting in the new model that will investigate the thermal steady state behaviour of HT-PEMFC based CHP systems. A paper was published on the energy efficiency of the system, using pinch technology to analyses the energy flows on the system.
    My PhD study was focusing on developing second generation biorefinery; prior to producing biobutanol and its value-add by-products. Under the group called Bioresource Engineering Research Group, which is focusing on the bioprocessing of agricultural waste, nanoparticles and wastewater in general. During this period, I have supervised four undergrad students, mentored Master students and as well supervise in-service training students from Biotechnology and chemical engineering. I have developed skills in terms of combining the knowledge from chemistry, mathematics, microbiology, engineering and process engineering. Two conference proceeding and two papers were published in an accredited journal.
    Currently, I work for the Durban University of Technology as a post-doctoral research fellow under the department of biotechnology and food technology. My research is focusing on the development of biorefinery specifically looking at the extraction of lignin from lignocellulosic biomass and producing biofuels (i.e., biobutanol, ethanol and xylitol) not excluding the other valuable products that can be extracted. In this research instrument such GC, HPLC, FTIR, TGA, DSC, etc has been used to determines the output.
    I have also completed an online course on IP under WIPO Academy, and I have attended summer school with WIPO, to add more knowledge in IP side. The main aim was to broaden the knowledge in terms of IP and as well for scaling of the project to an industrial scale.
    I offer a unique strong interest in research, an enthusiastic approach, and a proven willingness to accept challenges and responsibility
    I look forward to hearing from you. position. Thank you for your consideration.
    Yours faithfully
    Dr N. Dlangamandla (DEng)

    Education

    2013-2018 Doctorate in Chemical Engineering at Cape Peninsula University of Technology

    Experience

    2019 -2021 Post doctorate Research Fellow at Durban University of Technology