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Welcome to the Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the Nelson Mandela University provides comprehensive programmmes in physics at undergraduate and BSc Honours level, as well as post-graduate research opportunities at Masters and Doctoral level.

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Optical Fibre Research

Prof Andrew Leitch
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Engagement
Tel: +27 41 5042017


Electron Microscopy

Prof Jan Neethling
Tel: +27 41 504 2143

Photovoltaics and Energy Research

Prof Ernest van Dyk
Professor and Director: CER
Tel: +27 41 5042259

Semiconductor Materials and Nanostructures

Professor Reinhardt A Botha
Professor of Information Technology
Tel: 27 41 504 3179

Undergraduate Students

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Prof André Venter
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Tel: +27 41 504 2579/4584