About Prof Buyi Sondezi
Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). I hold a PhD (Physics), being the First Woman in Africa to be awarded this degree in the field of Experimental Physics of Highly Correlated Matter. The day-to-day activities involve lecturing physics at undergraduate levels and performing research in the field of condensed matter physics, particularly on the properties of Rare Earth materials, including their synthesis and treatments. These are followed by accurate characterization and measurements, which includes magnetic (magnetization and magnetic susceptibility), thermal transport (specific heat and thermal conductivity), electrical transport (electrical resistivity) and structural properties of the materials synthesized.
Most Outstanding Oral Presentation in the field of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science delivered at Annual SAIP Conference by a Masters Student – 2004.
Most Outstanding Poster Presentation in the field of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science delivered at Annual SAIP Conference by a PhD Student – 2008.
Women in Science Awards-awarded by Department of Science and Technology – 2009.
South African National Research Fund (NRF) grant – 2011 and 2012.