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Senior Lecturer
Name: Nzondelelo Bingwa
Location: C2 Lab 341A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Dr Nzondelelo Bingwa


Ndzondelelo Bingwa is from a small town called Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He obtained his B.Sc and B.Sc Honours degrees at Walter Sisulu University (NMD campus) in 2011 and 2012, respectively. He then obtained his Masters degree specializing in Catalysis at the University of Johannesburg (APK) under the supervision of Prof Reinout Meijboom (UJ). Ndzondelelo enrolled for Ph.D in Chemistry specializing in heterogeneous catalysis under the supervision of Prof Reinout Meijboom (UJ) and Prof. Dr. Marco Haumann (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) and graduated in 2018. He is an author of several international peer-reviewed articles.

Research Interests

Dr Bingwa’s research focus is mainly on the application of mixed-metal oxides, perovskites, as heterogeneous catalysts for the transformation of bio-derives polyols and long-chain alcohols into value added chemicals.


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Lecturing Experience

Assistant Lecturer: 01 April 2017 to 31 December 2018 (University of Johannesburg APK)

Lecturer: 01 Jan 2019 to present  (University of Johannesburg_APK)


Surface Chemistry analysis (Honours level: CEM8X04, yr 2017, 2018, 2019-present)

General Chemistry_(Extended Program: CEM1A2E, 2017 yr 2017)

General Chemistry_(First year course: CEM1C3E/CEM3EC1, yr 2018)

Environmental Chemistry (First year course: CEM1D10/CEM1BD1, yr 2018, 2019-present)


Professional bodies

  1. Catalysis Society of South Africa

    Financial Support

  1. National Research Foundation (Thuthuka)
  2. University of Johannesburg
  3. Center for Catalysis and Synthesis

    Selected Journal Publications

  1. * Bewana, Semakaleng; Ndolomingo, Matumuene; Carleschi, Emanuela; Doyle, Bryan; Meijboom, Reinout; Bingwa, Ndzondelelo, Inorganic perovskite-induced synergy on highly selective Pd catalyzed hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde, ACS Appl. Mater & Interfaces (2019), Just Accepted. 10.1021/acsami.9b10820
  2. * Alimi O.A, Bingwa N, Meijboom R, Chem. Eng. Res. Des., (2019), 150, 116-129
  3. Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Semakaleng Bewana, Matumuene Joe Ndolomingo, Naphtaly Mawila, Batsile Mogudi, Phendukani Ncube, Emanuela Carleschi, Bryan P. Doyle, Marco Haumann, Reinout Meijboom, Effect of alkali and alkaline earth metal dopants on catalytic activity of mesoporous cobalt oxide evaluated using a model reaction. Applied Catalysis A General 555 (2018) 189–195
  4. Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Semakaleng Bewana, Marco Haumann, Reinout Meijboom: Revisiting kinetics of morin oxidation: Surface kinetics analysis. Applied Surface Science 07/2017; 426., DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.07.184
  5. Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Rapelang Patala, Jihyang Noh, Matumuene Joe Ndolomingo, Siyamthanda Tetyana, Semakaleng Bewana, Reinout Meijboom: Synergistic Effects of Gold-Palladium Nanoalloys and Reducible Supports on the Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol. Langmuir 06/2017; 33(28)., DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00903
  6. Batsile M. Mogudi, Phendukani Ncube, Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Naphtaly Mawila, Shitshembiso Mathebula, Reinout Meijboom: Promotion effects of alkali- and alkaline earth metals on catalytic activity of mesoporous Co3O4 for 4-nitrophenol reduction. DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.06.045
  7. Phendukani Ncube, Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Hajeccarim Baloyi, Reinout Meijboom: Catalytic activity of palladium and gold dendrimer-encapsulatednanoparticles for methylene blue reduction: A kinetic analysis. Applied Catalysis A General 02/2015; 495:63 – 71., DOI:10.1016/j.apcata.2015.01.033
  8. Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Reinout Meijboom: Evaluation of catalytic activity of Ag and Au dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticles in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A Chemical 01/2015; 396:1–7., DOI:10.1016/j.molcata.2014.09.019
  9. *Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Reinout Meijboom: Kinetic Evaluation of Dendrimer-Encapsulated Palladium Nanoparticles in the 4-Nitrophenol Reduction Reaction. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 08/2014; 118:19849 – 19858., DOI:10.1021/jp505571p
  10. Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Nathan Antonels, Mark B Williams, Marco Haumann, Reinout Meijboom. Application of mesoporous metal oxide immobilized gold-palladium nanoalloys as catalysts for ethanol oxidation, Catal Lett (2018) 148: 2957.
  11. Ndzondelelo Bingwa, Matumuene Joe Ndolomingo, Tafadzwa Mabate, Sifelani Dube, Reinout Meijboom. Surface Property‑Activity Relations of Co/Sn Oxide Nanocatalysts Evaluated Using a Model Reaction: Surface Characterization Study. Catal. Lett. 2019