Postgraduate Research &
Innovation Symposium (PRIS)

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PRIS 2020
23 October 2020
T-Block, WST campus
PRIS 2019
The PRIS 2019 event took place on 17 October at UKZN's Westville campus. The event was a success having hosted over 800 guests.
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Keynote lecture
Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo delivered the keynote on "Big and Small Data in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution".
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Lucky draw
Guests won a number of wonderful prizes donated by Amazon, 2CANA, Vodacom and UKZN ICS.
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Research excellence
PRIS 2019 showcased excellence in postgraduate research from 60 oral and 191 poster presenters
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Exhibitors
Symposium attendees were able to meet and interact with over 30 companies at PRIS 2019.
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Art meets science
Groups of learners were challenged to design an artistic representation of the Periodic Table and The Neptune Project will draw attention to the effects of pollution on the environment.
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InQubate session
UKZN’s InQubate hosted its own parallel session during PRIS 2019. The aim of this session was to foster a culture of innovation among students, to do research for impact beyond publishing.
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Our partners
The College is grateful to our external and internal partners, for their contribution towards PRIS 2019.
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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

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

PRIS2018

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

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Conference theme

African cities of the future

Africa, home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, is experiencing massive rural to urban migration.

The growing urbanization on the African continent is exacerbating socio-economic challenges resulting in decaying infrastructure, energy constraints, high unemployment, skills shortages and conflict.  

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Keynote speaker

Neil Macleod

Neil Macleod will deliver the keynote address. He has a BSc in civil engineering and an MBA, and is currently completing his PhD.  He has 43 years’ experience in the water and sanitation sector, with 22 years as the Head of Water and Sanitation in the eThekwini Municipality. 

Art meets Engineering

Art meets Engineering is a strategy to engage creative thinking in the pursuit of engineering design, which is a combination of functionality, innovation and aesthetics.  By involving students in artistic pursuit, we will  get them to see technology differently. 

InQubate Session

UKZN’s InQubate will host its own parallel session during PRIS 2018. The aim of this session is to foster a culture of innovation among students, to do research for impact beyond publishing. 

Lucky draw

Courtesy of UKZN’s Information and Communication Services, there will be several prizes up for grabs at the event. Stand a chance to win a presentation remotes, external hard drives and a laptop. Prizes will be awarded via a lucky draw done among conference attendees.

2017 Event

The 2017 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 external sponsors

Conference theme

African cities of the future

Africa, home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies, is experiencing massive rural to urban migration.

The growing urbanization on the African continent is exacerbating socio-economic challenges resulting in decaying infrastructure, energy constraints, high unemployment, skills shortages and conflict.  

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Keynote speaker

Neil Macleod

Neil Macleod will deliver the keynote address. He has a BSc in civil engineering and an MBA, and is currently completing his PhD.  He has 43 years’ experience in the water and sanitation sector, with 22 years as the Head of Water and Sanitation in the eThekwini Municipality.