Dr Regina Maphanga-Women on the Move

The University of Limpopo continues to play an important role in the progress being made by our democratic country. Certainly, there is nothing that illustrates this assertion more than the honours garnered by our distinguished academics.

A role model is to be found in the winner of the category “Distinguished Young Women Scientists – Physical and Engineering Scientists” of the Department of Science and Technology’s “Women in Science Awards”. She is none other than Dr Rapela Regina Maphanga, a Senior Researcher in the University’s Materials Modelling Centre.

From the citation, it is clear that Dr Maphanga is an emerging leader in the field of Computational Modelling of Materials. A cursory glance at her curriculum vitae will reveal that, amongst others, she has published 13 articles in accredited journals, supervised 6 honours students, 4 Master’s and a Ph.D student. She represented South Africa during the World Economic Forum’s 2011 annual meeting held in China. She is a member of the Global Young Academy’s science education and women in science working groups. Furthermore, she is a science advisor for the renowned publishing company, Wiley Publishing.

The University cannot but be proud to have, in its midst, a scholar such as Dr Rapela Maphanga; Dr Maphanga, we salute you!
Date created: 2012-09-03 15:11:57

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