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Chris Maumela

Associate Professor
Name: Chris Maumela
Location: C2 Lab 319 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 2377


About Prof Chris Maumela


Industrial Catalysis Chemistry
Organic Chemistry

Research Interest:

Catalysis, Organic Synthesis, Ligand design and development.

Selected Publications:

1. Patents:

WO2014/181247A1 (issued United States Patent US9533922B2, Europe Patent EP2994444A1).

WO2014/181248A1 (issued United States Patent US9533923, Europe Patent EP2994445A1, South Africa Patent ZA201507329).

WO2013/168106A1 (issued United States Patent US9487456, Europe Patent EP2847150A1).

WO2014/181250A1 (issued United States Patent US9546117, US20160075616, Europe Patent EP2994446A1)

2. Journal Publications
Makume BF, Maumela MC, Holzapfel CW, Dixon JT. Applied Catalysis A, General 2018, 567, 138–146.
Makume BF, Maumela MC, Holzapfel CW, Dixon JT. Applied Catalysis A, General 2017, 542, 262–270.
Rousseau AL, Buddo SR, Gordon GER, Beemadu S, Kupi BG, Lepuru MJ, Maumela MC, Parsoo A, Brady D; Org. Process Res. Dev. 2011, 15, 249.
M.J. Overett, K. Blann, A. Bollmann, R. de Villiers, J.T. Dixon, E. Killian, Maumela, MC, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2008, 283, 114.
Maumela, MC, Blann, K., de Bod, H., Dixon, J.T. Synthesis, 2007, 3863
Blann, K.; Bollmann, A.; de Bod, H.; Dixon, J.T.; Killian, E.; Klaas, P.; Maumela, MC.; J. Catal. 2007, 249, 242.
Kuhlmann, S.; Blann, K.; Bollmann, A.; Dixon, J.T.; Killian, E.; Maumela, MC J. Catal. 2007, 245, 277.
Killian, E.; Blann, K.; Bollmann, A.; Dixon, J.T; Maumela, MC; P. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2007, 270.



PhD Organic Chemistry (Rand Afrikaans University, 2003)
Certificate in Corporate Law: Fundamentals Company Law (UJ, 2016)
Certificate in Board Governance (UJ, 2018)
Management Development Programme (University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2009)
Bachelor Honours Chemistry (University of Venda, 1997)
Bachelor degree Chemistry and Mathematics (Univen, 1996)
Work experience

Sept 2005 – present: Senior Research Scientist: Sasol Group Technology, Research and Technology
2003 – 2005: Research Scientist: CSIR – Specialty and Fine Chemicals (BIOCHEMTEK / BIOSCIENCE Division)