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Associate Professor
Name: Wendy Maxakato-Dingilizwe
Location: 4153 John Orr Building Doornfontein Campus
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About Prof Wendy Maxakato-Dingilizwe

Highest qualification PhD
Field(s) of research Fuel Cells – Nanotechnology
Lecturing: Modules with short description Cet1a1e: The purpose of this module is two-fold: firstly, to build foundational knowledge, understanding and practical skills of the composition of atoms and to identify and predict how different atoms will react, and to name and use symbolic representations of the compounds formed. Secondly, to develop foundational knowledge, understanding and practical skills of organic concepts, the element carbon and the various functional groups of biological importance.

Cet1a2e: The purpose of this module is two-fold: firstly, to use the foundation knowledge, understanding and practical skills to predict how chemicals will react, represent these reactions symbolically and to use the information contained therein to perform basic chemical calculations. Secondly, to develop basic knowledge, understanding and practical skills that would include reactions and mechanisms of the hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehyde and ketone functional groups.

List of publications (20 most recent)1. Abolanle Saheed Adekunle, John Adekunle Oyedele Oyekunle,Oluwaseyi Samson Ojo, Nobanathi W. Maxakato, Godwin Oladele Olutona, Olaoluwa Ruth Obisesan, Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon levels of groundwater in Ife north local government area of Osun state, Toxicology Reports 4 (2017) 39–48.

2.  Adekunle, A. S.; Arotiba, O. A.; Agboola, B. O.; Maxakato, N. W.; Mamba, B. B.; Ebenso, E. E. (2014) Voltammetric and impedance studies of phenols and its derivatives at carbon nanotubes /prussian blue films platinum modified electrode. In: Laudon, Matthew; Romanowicz, Bart ed. From Cleantech 2014: Storage, Energy, Renewables, Environment & Materials, Technical Proceedings of the CTSI Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Conference and Showcase. Washington, DC, United States, June 15-18, 2014, 352-355.

3. Adekunle, A.S.; Arotiba O.A.; Agboola, B.O.; N.W. Maxakato; Mamba, B.B. Voltammetric and Impedance studies of Phenols and Its Derivatives at Carbon Nanotubes/Prussian Blue Films Platinum Modified Electrode. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 2012, 7, 8035-8051.

4. Ogunlusi, G.O.; Adekunle, A.S.; N.W. Maxakato; Mamba, B.B. Characterization of a Nano-synthesised Cobalt Complex and its Electrocatalytic Properties towards Nitrite Oxidation. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 2012, 7, 2904-2917.

5. N.W. Maxakato, S.A. Mamuru, K.I. Ozoemena. Efficient oxygen reduction reaction using ruthenium tetrakis (diaquaplatinum) octacarboxyphthalocyanine catalyst supported on MWCNT platform, Electroanalysis, 2011, 23, 2, 325-329.

6. N.W. Maxakato, K.I. Ozoemena, C.J. Arendse, “Dynamics of electrocatalytic oxidation of ethylene glycol, methanol and formic acid at MWCNT platform electrochemically modified with Pt/Ru nanoparticles”, Electroanalysis 22 2010, 22, 519-529.

7. N.W. Maxakato, C.J. Arendse, K.I. Ozoemena. Insights into the electro-oxidation of ethylene glycol at Pt/Ru nanocatalysts supported on MWCNTs: Adsorption-controlled electrode kinetics, Electrochemistry Communications2009, 11, 534-537.

8. G. Vaivars, N.W. Maxakato, T. Mokrani, L. Petrik, J. Klavins, G. Gericke, V. Linkov. Zirconium Phosphate Based Inorganic Direct Methanol Fuel Cell, Materials Science (Medziagotyra) 2004, 10, 2 162-165.