The awards – generally known as the Science Oscars – recognise excellence and excellent contributions to science, engineering and expertise (SET) and innovation in South Africa. Nominees for the lifetime award embrace Professor Michael Wingfield of the Biotechnology Institute, College of Pretoria (UP).
Others on the listing are Professor William J Bond, Division of Organic Sciences, UCT; Professor Faizal Bux, Institute for Water and Wastewater Expertise, DUT; Professor Raymond Durrheim, College of Geosciences, Wits; Professor Zakkie Pretorius, Division of Plant Sciences, College of the Free State; Professor Michèle Ramsay, director of the Sidney Brenner Institute of Molecular Bioscience; Professor Chrissie Rey, Division of Microbiology, Wits; Professor Leslie Swartz, Division of Psychology, Stellenbosch; and Professor Robert J Wilkinson, Director: Wellcome Institute for Infectious Illness Analysis, UCT.
Among the many researchers nominated for the TW Kambule-NSTF Award are Professor Wanda Markotter of the Division of Medical Virology, School of Well being Sciences, UP.
The Engineering Analysis Capability Growth Award nominees embrace Professor Walter W Focke of the Division of Chemical Engineering, UP and Professor Josua P Meyer of the Division of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, UP.
Professor Leslie Brown of the Utilized Behavioural Ecology and Ecosystem Analysis Unit, at Unisa and Professor Kerstin Krüger of the Division of Zoology and Entomology, UP, are amongst nominees for the Lewis Basis Inexperienced Financial system Award.
The CSIR options within the nominees for the Water Analysis Fee Innovation award with finalists together with Dr Vhahangwele Masindi of Magalies Water and CSIR, Dr Lucia Steenkamp representing The Inexperienced Workforce and Dr Fisseha Mekuria of The Sensible Spectrum Sharing Workforce of the CSIR.
The awards will likely be introduced on July 30 at a live-stream broadcast.
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