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Job ads, 2021
Two academic vacancies in Chemistry, UCT
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 14:30

Two academic positions are currently advertised in the Chemistry Department. Closing 10 September 2021.

PhD student, Doaa Ali
PhD student, Doaa Ali, receives award for research excellence
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 14:00

Two PhD candidates from UCT, including Chemistry Doctoral student Doaa Ali, have been honoured for research excellence by the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa programme.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Enzyme Assay Development
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 10:45

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Enzyme Assay Development

IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2020
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 - 10:15

The third Global Women's Breakfast took place at Rhodes Memorial in February, attended by chemists from UCT, Stellenbosch, UWC and CPUT.

Postdoctoral, PhD and MSc opportunities in Crystal Engineering
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 08:15

Postdoctoral fellowships and MSc/PhD places are available in Dr Clive Oliver's research group for 2020.

2019 Honours Poster Day
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 14:00

Our Honours Poster Day took place on 22 November.  This is one of the highlights of our annual postgraduate calendar, when our Honours students present their research for the year to the department and panel of examiners.

2019 Inter-departmental PG Soccer Tournament
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 12:30

An enthusiastic team of Chemistry postgraduates won a fiercely contested inter-departmental soccer tournament held on 18 November at the UCT Sports Centre.

Intervarsity Chemistry Quiz 2019
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 - 15:30

After a two-year hiatus, the Intervarsity SACI-RSC Quiz has returned.  It was held at Stellenbosch this year and Team UCT retained its title.  UCT won at the first incarnation of the event in 2016, which was held at the UCT Club.

2019 Annual Science Postgraduate Showcase
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 - 12:15


UCT annual Science Postgraduate Showcase took place on 25 July this year in the S Baartman Hall.

Chris Barnett - Galaxy Community Conference 2019
Galaxy Community Conference 2019
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 - 12:15

Dr Chris Barnett recently attended the Galaxy Community Conference 2019 in Freiburg, Germany.

Africa Day Lunch - 2019
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 13:45

The Department of Chemistry transformation committee recently hosted Africa lunch. This important celebration of UCT’s Africa Month in May is in keeping with UCT’s core objectives to foster a more inclusive society. The Chemistry department has representation from 19 African countries (31 countries in total) amongst its postgraduate student and staff bodies!

UCT Chemistry Department attendees at SACI/RSC Symposium
UCT at SACI/RSC Young Chemists’ Symposium
Mon, 20 May 2019 - 09:45


Ten of our postgraduate students participated in the SACI/RSC Young Chemists’ Symposium, held in May at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.