Nomfundo Mahlangeni

Nomfundo Mahlangeni, 29

SCIENCE

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.