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Women in Physics at UJ



​​​In the Physics Department at the University of Johannesburg there are several women who are actively involved in research projects. Meet these women and read more on them. Also find links to interesting articles written on these women regarding their life and work in Physics.


Prof Aletta Prinsloo is currently based at the Department of Physics on the Auckland Park Campus of UJ. She does research on the magnetic properties of materials, has a C2 NRF rating, is married and has one daughter that is nine years old. If you wondering why there is no small articles on my life - I have no life - I was so busy setting up the Physics website I didn't ha​ve time to write a small article as well.

Dr Emanuela Carleschi

Dr Emanuela Carleschi is a lecturer in the Department of Physics on Auckland Park Campus. She moved to South Africa from Italy and does research on Ruthenate compounds. She lives with her husband in Melville and loves working at UJ.

Emanuela wrote an article on "Moving to SA from my home country, Italy..." giving an account of her move to South Africa.

Dr Ceren Ulusoy

Dr Ceren Ulusoy moved to South Africa from Turkey. She obtained a post-doctoral fellowship from the South African National Research Foundation. Her research has brought her to the Southern skies that she loves. Her research together with Dr Engelbrecht promises to yield interesting results.

To gain more insight into Ceren's current life read "Loving Southern Skies", a short article describing her choice to join UJ and her experiences in South Africa.

Susan Jacobs

Mrs Susan Jacobs is a lecturer in the Physics Department on the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus of UJ. She is currently registered for a PhD in magnetic properties of matter and she enjoys the challenges this study offers. She is originally from India and now lives with her husband and young son in Midrand.

Do read Susan's short article on "My Life in Physics", this will give you insight into how she is ballancing work and family life.

Buyisiwe Mhlungu

Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu is currently a lecturer at UJ in the Physics Department. She is working on her PhD studies under the supervision of Prof Strydom. Buyi has received many awards and grants in recent years. She is working hard to establish herself as a researcher in her field and is the mother of two young daughters that she adores.

Do read on "Buyi's Award for Women in Physics" and get her views on "Balancing a scientific career and family life".