InnoVenton Head
Dr Gary Dugmore
Dr Gary Dugmore
Position: Acting Director: InnoVenton
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3281
Email: gary.dugmore@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DTech

InnoVenton Head and Management Team
Dr Gary Dugmore
Dr Gary Dugmore
Position: Acting Director: InnoVenton
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3281
Email: gary.dugmore@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DTech

Dr Melissa Gouws
Dr Melissa Gouws
Position: Infrastructure and Facilities Manager
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Room: InnoVenton, Gomery Avenue Summerstrand
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3233
Email: Melissa.Gouws@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: D Tech (Chemistry) NMMU

LHamilton
Mrs Louise Hamilton
Position: Technical Manager
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Room: 101
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 041-5043953
Email: louise.hamilton@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: ND Analytical Chemistry

Administrative staff
Patience Nyabasa
Patience Nyabasa
Position: Quality Systems Administrator
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043174
Email: patience.nyabasa@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: National Diploma in Metallurgical Assay
Expertise: Quality Systems

Zoleka Nyati
Ms Zoleka Nyati
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Zoleka.Nyati@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Diploma in Public Management
Expertise: Administration
Responsibilities: Front Desk Receptionist

InnoVenton Staff
Anna Collins
Dr Anna Collins
Position: Junior Project Scientist
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043245
Email: Anna.Collins@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD Chemistry
Expertise: Coal chemistry
Responsibilities: Gasification and Coal chemistry

Dr Melissa Gouws
Dr Melissa Gouws
Position: Infrastructure and Facilities Manager
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Room: InnoVenton, Gomery Avenue Summerstrand
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3233
Email: Melissa.Gouws@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: D Tech (Chemistry) NMMU
Expertise: Analytical Chemist, Laboratory Management, Operational Systems, Technology Station and Business Support Managment
Responsibilities: InnoVenton Operations and InnoVenton Business Support Management. Facilities, SHE Rep, Covid Compliance Officer.

Dr Shawn Gouws
Dr Shawn Gouws
Position: Senior Lecturer – Chemical Process Technology
Department: Chemistry
Room: C13 / InnoVenton Gomery Avenue
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 415043178
Email: Shawn.Gouws@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DTech (Chemistry) (P E Technikon)
Expertise: Process Chemistry, Electro-Organic Synthesis, Electrolysis, PEM Fuel cells
Responsibilities: Program coordinator: Dipl Chemical Process Technology

Petera
Peter Grant
Position: Project Scientist
Department: Chemistry
Location: North Campus
Phone: 082 453 2448
Email: PeterGrant2@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc Applied Chemistry
Expertise: All things chemical

LHamilton
Mrs Louise Hamilton
Position: Technical Manager
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Room: 101
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 041-5043953
Email: louise.hamilton@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: ND Analytical Chemistry
Expertise: GC-MS, XRF, IC

Derek Hislop
Mr. Derek Hislop
Position: Electronics Technician
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: Off-campus
Phone: +27 799798479
Email: Derek.Hislop@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: ND Electrical Engineering
Responsibilities: Laboratory Equipment

Carlak
Dr Carla Kampman
Position: Research Associate
Department: Chemistry
Room: 0119
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043800
Email: carla.kampman@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD Chemistry
Expertise: Microalgae cultivation, product and process developent
Responsibilities: Research, teaching and learning, daily operation of the microalgae production facility
My site: Innoventon, Gomery avenue

Ms Mildred Mpalala
Ms Mildred Mpalala
Position: General assistant
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: +2741 504 3493
Email: Mildred.Mpalala@mandela.ac.za

Patience Nyabasa
Patience Nyabasa
Position: Quality Systems Administrator
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043174
Email: patience.nyabasa@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: National Diploma in Metallurgical Assay
Expertise: Quality Systems

Mr Philip van Zyl
Mr Philip van Zyl
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: +2741 504 3281
Email: Philip.vanZyl@mandela.ac.za

Dr Nicole Vorster
Dr Nicole Vorster
Position: Senior lecturer and Formulation Science coordinator
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Room: A101B
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3599
Fax: 27 41 504 3422
Email: nicole.vorster@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD (UPE)
Expertise: Formulation, product development
Responsibilities: Lecturing/research

Interns
Akhona Jada
Ms Akhona Jada
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Akhona.Jada@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Diploma in Chemical Process Technology
Expertise: Chemical Process Technology
Responsibilities: Chemical Process Technology Projects

Thobile Malinga
Ms Thobile Malinga
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Thobile.Malinga@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BTech:Information Technology
Expertise: Information Technology
Responsibilities: IoT and Electronics Projects

Sibhekokuhle Masuku
Ms Sibhekokuhle Masuku
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Sibhekokuhle.Masuku@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Diploma in Chemical Process Technology
Expertise: Chemical Process Technology
Responsibilities: Chemical Process Technology Projects

Olebogeng Mogapi
Ms Olebogeng Mogapi
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Olebogeng.Mogapi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Diploma in Analytical Chemisty
Expertise: Analytical Chemistry
Responsibilities: Analytical Chemistry Projects

Zoleka Nyati
Ms Zoleka Nyati
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Zoleka.Nyati@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Diploma in Public Management
Expertise: Administration
Responsibilities: Front Desk Receptionist

Abongile Sonjani
Mr Abongile Sonjani
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Abongile.Sonjani@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Bachelor Of Science In Chemistry
Expertise: Chemistry
Responsibilities: Analytical Chemistry Projects

Anneke Van Rooy
Anneke Van Rooy
Position: Intern
Department: InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3281
Email: Anneke.Vanrooy@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc. Biochemistry and Chemistry, Formulation Science
Expertise: Formulation Science, Biochem and Chem
Responsibilities: Formulation Science Projects

Vuyisa Ntsundwana
Vuyisa Ntsundwana
Position: Intern
Department: 2nd Avenue Campus
Location: North Campus
Email: Vuyisa.Ntsundwana@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc. Chemistry and Physiology, BSc. Formulation Science
Expertise: Formulation Science
Responsibilities: Nanomedicine Internship Project