Postgraduate Research &
Innovation Symposium (PRIS)


The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in research, innovation, teaching and community outreach. An event of this nature requires support from both the private and public sector.

We like to thank our external an internal sponsors for their contributions towards PRIS 2018. Your support through funding, donation or sponsorship will give the top postgraduate students (winners) a chance to present at either a local or international symposium. 

Corporate sponsors

UKZN sponsors

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

UKZN Information and Communication Services Division

UKZN InQubate

UKZN Research Office

African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI)

Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU)

Catalysis Research Group

Centre for Composite Materials

Centre for Quantum Technology

Centre for Radio Access and Rural Technologies (CRART)

Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering (CRECHE): 
eThekwini Municipality Chair in Urban Infrastructure

Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR)


National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP)

National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP)

Pollution Research Group (PRG)

Quantum Research Group

Thermodynamics Research Unit (TRU)

Professor Sarp Adali

Professor Thomas Afullo

Dr Michael Brooks

Professor Chris Buckley

Professor Theresa Coetzer

Professor David Dorrell

Professor Holger Friedrich

Dr Sudan Hansraj

Professor Graham Jewitt

Professor Steve Johnson

Professor Sreekantha Jonnalagadda

Professor Neil Koorbanally

Professor Mark Laing

Dr David Lokhat 

Professor Aneshkumar Maharaj

Professor Sunil Maharaj

Professor Bice Martincigh

Dr Abdul Mohamed

Dr Brenda Moodley

Dr Mathew Moodley

Dr Roshila Moodley

Professor Onisimo Mutanga

Professor Prathieka Naidoo

Professor Delia North

Professor Vincent Nyamori

Professor Ademola Olaniran

Professor Francesco Petruccione

Professor Deresh Ramjugernath

Professor Akshay Kumar Saha

Professor Aidan Senzanje

Professor Rob Slotow

Professor Derek Stretch

Professor Jules-Raymond Tapamo

Professor Cristina Trois

Professor Fanie van Heerden

Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman

Professor Hongjun Xu