Professor Leslie Petrik (PhD), leads the Environmental and Nano Science (ENS) group, Department of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape (UWC) and is involved in post graduate research with the focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology and environmental remediation. Novel nanomaterials currently under investigation include electrocatalysts, as well as acid catalysts for energy applications and composite photocatalysts, for application in disinfection of water and removal of organics through advanced oxidation technologies.
Prof Petrik is recipient of:
UWC Vice Chancellor's Annual Distinguished Researcher Award, in the Natural and Medical Sciences for 2012
Distinguished Women Scientist Award in 2012 by the Department of Science and Technology Women in Science