Visit by Dr AK Tyagi

Dr Tyagi, in the yellow shirt with MRD staff and students after one of his lectures

The Materials Research Department had the privilege and honor to host Dr Avesh Kumar Tyagi, Head of Solid State Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai in India.

Dr Tyagi specializes in the fields of chemistry of functional materials, nanomaterials and nuclear materials. Dr Tyagi’s visit was in the framework of the UNESCO UNISA African Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a field in which he is considered to be the world expert. During his week-long visit Dr Tyagi presented a series of lecture to the postgraduate students in the field of materials chemistry. Dr Tyagi also met with the directorate with the aim to establishing collaboration with iThemba LABS.