Ramjugernath Deresh

Ramjugernath Deresh was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2015. As a fellow, Ramjugernath Deresh contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected
Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences

Prof Ramjugernath has over a relatively short time as an academic and researcher supervised 65 MSc and MScEng and 24 PhD graduates, the majority in the field of chemical engineering.  In his capacity as Director of the Thermodynamics Research Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and as South African Research Chair in Fluorine Process Engineering and Separation Technology, he built what is arguably the largest and best research group in chemical thermodynamics and separation technology in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the top 3 groups globally. Prof. Ramjugernath has to date published in excess of 240 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 300 national and international conference papers. He has also authored numerous consulting and technical reports. In addition, he has published 5 chapters in books and has 5 patents which have been either granted or filed. Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, prizes: Member:  Academy of Sciences of South Africa Fellow: South African Academy of Engineering National Research Foundation (NRF) (South Africa) President’s Award National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) (South Africa) Award: Exceptional Young Black Researcher over the last 2 to 5 years National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Award: Researcher for Research Capacity Development over the last 5 to 10 years University of KwaZulu-Natal Vice-Chancellor's Research Award