Mr Zwonaka Mapholi

Bioresources, photocatalysis & coal gasification

Short Bio

Zwonaka Mapholi was appointed as Junior Lecturer at the Department of Process Engineering in January 2020. He is busy completing his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering with a research focus on recovery of HVP from plant biomass and synthesis of biofuels. Previously, he completed his BSc Eng (Chemical) degree at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.

Research Interests

Bioresource Engineering (recovery of HVP from plant biomass and synthesis of biofuels)
Applications of “power ultrasound”
Coal gasification technology


Chemical Thermodynamics (CE 317) (Assistant)