Formerly known as Postgraduate Research Day, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has been hosting this conference highlighting postgraduate research since 2013. CAES is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in research, innovation, teaching and community outreach.
The event draws participation from students in each of our five Schools:
- Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences
- Chemistry & Physics
- Life Sciences
- Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science.
The event has grown from 36 oral presentations, 31 poster presentations and 100 attendees in 2013; to 60 oral presentations, 159 oral poster presentations and over 700 attendees in 2017.
The College has also used the event to build relationships with members of industry. Industrial partners attend the event to view the research, exhibit their offerings, judge the submissions and sponsor prizes.
Meet the committee
Professor Albert Modi is the Deputy-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture Engineering & Science. He has been the Dean and Head of School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences from 2011 – 2016.
He was employed by the then University of Natal in 1996 and has been associated with UKZN since then. Before joining the University, he was provincial agronomist for PHI-Hibred International, a job that exposed him to the agronomy and rural development issues.
Dr Akshay Kumar Saha
Prof Kevin Kirkman
Prof Jules-Raymond Tapamo
Dr Rudi Kimmie
Mr Dudley Naidoo
Ms Leena Rajpal
Mr Sashlin Girraj
Ms Zolile Duma
Mr Bheki Mthembu