7th -10th NOVEMBER, 2021


Dr Banothile Makhubela

University of Johannesburg

Keynote speaker

Banothile Makhubela holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa (2009-2012). She is currently a Royal Society-Academy of Sciences (RS-AAS) Future Leaders-Africa Independent Research Fellow in the Chemical Sciences Department at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research spans across green and sustainable chemistry and organometallic chemistry. Banothile has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, including research and review articles in leading international journals such as Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering, Catalysis Science and Technology, Frontiers in Chemistry, Oganometallics, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Journal CO2 Utilization and Green Chemistry. She has received several national and international scientific awards. These include the SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Recognition, The World Academy of Sciences and African Academy of Sciences Young Affiliate, the South African Women in Science Award (Young Woman Category) and International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)-Chemical Research Addressing World Need (CHEMRAWN) VII Prize for Green Chemistry. She has successfully mentored 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellows and supervised 23 Doctoral and Masters students.

Title: Catalytic CO2 transformation by platinum group metal complexes and ionic liquids