17 October  | 08:00 – 17:00 | T-block, UKZN (WST)

PRIS 2019

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has been hosting this conference highlighting postgraduate research since 2013. 


Conference theme

Big Data

Big data analytics is the use of advanced analytic techniques against very large, diverse data sets that include structured, semi-structured and unstructured data, from different sources, and in different sizes from terabytes to zettabytes.

Art Meets Science

Art Meets Science is a strategy to engage creative thinking in the pursuit of science-based artwork, which is a combination of functionality, innovation and aesthetics.  

InQubate Session

UKZN’s InQubate will host its own parallel session during PRIS 2019. The aim of this session is to foster a culture of innovation among students, to do research for impact beyond publishing. 

Lucky draw

There will be several prizes up for grabs at the event, including Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Prizes will be awarded via a lucky draw done among conference attendees. Be there to stand a chance of winning.

2018 Event

The 2018 Postgraduate Research and Innovation Day, attracted more than 700 participants including presenters, exhibitors, judges, academics, students and guests.

Sixty-five percent of those in attendance were students – a new record for the college.

Thank you to our partners

Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU), Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC), Bioprocessing Research Group (BRG), Catalysis Research Group, Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering (CRECHE): eThekwini, Municipality Chair in Urban Infrastructure, Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR), EPPEI Specialization Centre on HVDC and FACTS, National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP), Pollution Research Group (PRG), Quantum Research Group, SARChI Chair: Evolutionary Biology, SARChI Chair: Gravitating Systems, SARChI Chair: Indigenous Knowledge Systems, SARChI Chair: Land Use Planning and Management, SARChI Chair: Proteolysis in Homeostasis, Health and Disease, SARChI Chair: Quantum Information Processing and Communication, SARChI Chair: Waste and Climate Change, SMRI SARChI Chair: Sugarcane Biorefining, Thermodynamics Research Unit (TRU), UKZN Information and Communication Services Division, UKZN InQubate, UKZN Research Office, UKZN School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UKZN School of Chemistry and Physics, UKZN School of Engineering, UKZN School of Life Sciences, UKZN School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Umgeni Water Chair in Water Resources Management, Professor Peter Ajibade, Professor Chris Buckley, Professor Naven Chetty, Professor Theresa Coetzer, Professor David Dorrell, Professor Holger Friedrich, Professor Kesh Govinder, Professor Evriste Gueguim Kana, Professor Freddie Inambao, Professor Shahidul Islam, Professor Steve Johnson, Professor Sreekantha Jonnalagadda, Professor Neil Koorbanally, Dr David Lokhat, Dr Aneshkumar Maharaj, Professor Sunil Maharaj, Dr Abdul Mohamed, Professor Genene Mola, Dr Brenda Moodley, Professor Kavilan Moodley, Dr Mathew Moodley, Dr Roshila Moodley, Professor Onisimo Mutanga, Professor Henry Mwambi, Professor Prathieka Naidoo, Professor Proscovia Namayanja, Professor Delia North, Professor Vincent Nyamori, Professor Ademola Olaniran, Professor Bermard Owaga, Professor Francesco Petruccione, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, Professor Shaun Ramroop, Professor Akshay Saha, Professor Hussein Shimelis, Dr Mzamo Shozi, Professor Precious Sibanda, Professor Rob Slotow, Professor Viranjay Srivastava, Professor Anne Stark, Professor Derek Stretch, Dr Andrew Swanson, Professor Jules-Raymond Tapamo, Professor Cristina Trois, Professor Fanie van Heerden, Professor Werner van Zyl, Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman, Professor Serestina Viriri, Professor Hongjun Xu