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Siyabonga Majola

Deputy HOD: Research
Name: Siyabonga Majola
Location: John Orr Building 7156 Doornfontein Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 6008


About Dr. Siyabonga Majola

Fields of Specialisation: Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Structure Physics, Applied Radiation Science and Physics Education.

NRF rating: C2


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Recent Research Highlights:

  • Developed successful research programs on the “Investigation of low-lying collective states in the transitional rare earth region”.
  • Has authored and co-authored over 30 research papers in some of the leading international peer-reviewed journals [such as Physical Review C (Impact Factor=3.1), European Physical Journal A (IF=2.6), Physics Letters B (IF=4.4) and Physics Review letters (IF=9.16)] and over 15 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. The majority of these research outputs have resulted from numerous international (atleast 70%) and local collaborations. He has a Google scholar h-index of 13 citations.
  • Successfully trained 11 MSc students to completion who were registered at the Universities of Western Cape, Zululand and Johannesburg.
  • Ten of the 11 candidates completed their MSc projects in record time and 7 candidates have proceeded to do their PhDs.
  • Recently supervised and co-supervised two PhD students to completion.
  • Currently supervising and co-supervising 4 PhD and 4 MSc students.
  • Recently invited to join one of the leading nuclear physics journals, namely the European Physical Journal A (EPJA), as a reviewer.
  • Recently published a “review” article {EPJA 55: 15 (2019)} they recently (2019) at the “invitation” of the European Physical Journal.