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Machaba Letswalo 2019

Deputy Head: Teaching and Learning
Name: Machaba Letswalo
Location: John Orr Building 7162 Doornfontein Campus
Physics Academic Staff  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 6012


About Dr. Machaba Letswalo



  • Ph.D. (Physics) – University of Johannesburg.
  • MSc in Nanoscience (Nano-Physics) – UJ, UWC, and UFS.
  • BSc Honors (Physics)
  • BSc (Chemistry and Physics)

Fields of academic interests

  • Solid State Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Experimentalist: Solid State, Condensed Matter 

My research project is focused on developing novel nanomaterials (phosphors) and enhancing their properties to suit applications in luminescence, such as solid-state lighting, display, LED light, and solar cells. To accomplish this goal, I rely on various synthesis methods and research techniques that allow me to improve the electron trapping defects in the material. Various host materials and characterization techniques are employed to establish and investigate a change in crystal structural, optical, and luminescence properties at several operating conditions due to the surface. 

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Scopus Author ID: 57205463682