Honours students 2017


Abu-Bakr Essop

  Biographical StatementAbu-Bakr Essop holds a BSc in Pure Mathematics and Physics, his alma mater being the UKZN- Pietermaritzburg Campus.Currently he is pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) at UKZN-Westville, with research interests in the modelling and forecasting of Geomagnetically Induced Currents and their effects on the terrestrial environment and infrastructure under the supervision of Dr Stefan Lotz from the South African National Space Agency.
 
Salma Khan
 

Biographical Statement: Salma Khan is pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. Her research project is on Mesospheric Temperature Inversions under the supervision of Prof Sivakumar Venkataraman.

Sanele Lionel Khanyile
 
  Biographical Statement: Sanele Lionel Khanyile from UKZN-Pietermaritzburg joined NASSP in 2016 under the Post Graduate Bridging Program (UCT). He is now enrolled in the NASSP Honours Program at the UKZN node. His current research project is Interpolation of Surface Impendance for GIC Calculation under the supervision of Dr Pierre Cilliers from SANSA and co-supervision of Dr Zolile Mtumela from UKZN. 

Kathleen Sellick
 
  Biographical Statement: Kathleen Sellick holds a BSc with majors in applied Maths and Physics from UKZN Westville. She is currently pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. Her research project is Hunting for exoplanets with Kepler under the supervision of Dr Matt Hilton. Her research interest is in Astrophysics and Cosmology.
 
Terricia Govender
 
  Biographical Statement: Terricia Govender is pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. Her research project is on General Relativity under the supervision of Dr Rituparno Goswami.
  
Chaka Mofokeng
 
  Biographical Statement: Chaka Mofokeng holds a BSc in Astrophysics and Physics from University of the Free State. He is currently pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. His current research project is Machine Learning in Multi-Wavelength Galaxy/AGN Evolution. His future interest is to do research in Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics, focusing on Machine Learning. 

 
Aadila Moola
 
  Biographical Statement: Aadila Moola completed her BSc with majors in Physics and Applied Mathematics at UKZN-Westville in 2016. She is now pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. Her research project is in the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology.
 
Manika Mala Moodliar

  Biographical Statement: Manika Mala Moodliar is pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. Her research project is A Radio Survey of ACT Galaxy Clusters under the supervision of Dr Kenda Knowles and Prof Kavilan Moodley.
 
Austine Acro Gumba
 
  Biographical Statement: Austine Acro Gumba from Kenya holds a Btech degree in Electronic Engineering from Durban University of Technology. He is currently pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. His research project is on Integration and Characterisation of HIRAX Receivers under the supervision of Dr Cynthia Chiang. His interest is to do Data analysis.

 Nivek Ghazi
 

Biographical Statement: Nivek Ghazi is pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. His research project is Cosmology with Redshifter 21cm observations under the supervision of Dr Cynthia Chiang.

Njabulo Mbanjwa
 
  Biographical StatementNjabulo Mbanjwa holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics at UKZN-Pietermarizburg. He is currently pursuing BSc Honours Physics (NASSP) under the NASSP UKZN node. He is working on an investigation of the presence of Pc5oscillations during TRINNI events as his research project under the supervision of Dr Zolile Mtumela and Dr Judy Stephenson as co-supervisor. His interest is to do research in Space weather.

 


Abu-Bakr Essop holds a 
BSc in Pure Mathematics and Physics, his alma mater being the 
UKZN- Pietermaritzburg Campus.
Currently he is enrolled in the NASSP Honours level programme at UKZN-Westville, with research interests in the modelling and forecasting of Geomagnetically Induced Currents and their effects on the terrestrial environment and infrastructure under the supervision of Dr. Stefan Lotz from the South African National Space Agency.


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