NWU Mafikeng Campus student does research at MINTEK

John Nchoe -- Tue, 02/10/2015 - 09:50

NWU Mafikeng Campus student does research at MINTEK

A MSc student from the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), Tshepo Dipheko, is currently visiting MINTEK to conduct research on synthesizing different Nano-materials and the application of different membranes.

Tshepo will be working at MINTEK for three months, until the end of April 2015.

This opportunity gives him access to world-class research and development expertise as well as modern laboratories, plants and workshops. This will also enable him to complete some of his research and experiments along with his co-supervisor, Dr Richard Moatloli. 

“It is a rewarding exercise as I get to know how things are done in the industry. I am also thankful for the opportunity presented to me by the university as I get to know what is expected of me in the real-work environment," says Tshepo.

According to his supervisor, Dr Michael Klink, Tshepo will benefit immensely from this visit as MINTEK is well known for its world-class research and development expertise. They also have a good physical infrastructure of modern laboratories.

“It is also a good motivation for other students who are either doing their postgraduate studies or intending doing postgraduate studies,” added Dr Klink.

MINTEK has a Memorandum of Understanding with the campus and  is South Africa`s national mineral organisation. It is a leading provider of minerals processing and metallurgical engineering products and services to industries world-wide.

The NWU, UNISA and MINTEK is also currently working together on a water project.

Tshepo Dipheko is visiting MINTEK to conduct research on synthesizing different Nano-materials and the application of different membranes.