Nomfundo Mahlangeni, 29
Nomfundo Mahlangeni was born in Eshowe, and raised in Ndwedwe. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry and Honours in Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She completed her Masters and PhD under the supervision of Prof Sreekanth B. Jonnalagadda and Dr Roshila Moodley, with a research focus on the chemical composition of some medicinal plants used in African Traditional Medicine. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UKZN, with a project focus on plant based synthesis of nanomaterials and their biological activities. Her research interests lie in the field of medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry and nanotechnology.
Quote: “A failure is not a loss. It’s a gain. You learn. You change. You grow.”- Michael Barata
Fun Fact: I am not a chocolate fan (though I eat chocolatesJ) and music refreshes my mind.