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Werner van Zyl

Werner van Zyl

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lecturer in sustainable energy, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Werner E. van Zyl received B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry degrees in South Africa. He earned a PhD degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, USA, in 1998. He was a postdoctoral associate in the Inorganic Materials Science group and MESA+ Research Institute at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (1999-2003), after which he started his independent research career. His research interests include synthesis of cellulose and nanocellulose-based chemistry, and their solar cell, catalytic and fine chemical applications; Inorganic chemistry; Biomimetic Nanomaterials Chemistry; Solid State Luminescence Compounds of d10 systems; Group 11 Metal Hydride Clusters.

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