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​Dr Odilile Patricia Lindiwe Ayodele
Faculty of Humanities

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​Dr Odilile Patricia Lindiwe Ayodele received her D.Litt. et Phil from the University of Johannesburg in 2017. Her doctoral research focused on the role of mobile telephony companies in South Africa’s economic diplomacy.

The fellowship has been awarded to support her research in the South African Research Chair for African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy within the Faculty of Humanities.

Her specialisation focuses on the international relations of technology & Dr Ayodele will be engaged in research around the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Africa’s International Relations.

She has previously worked within local government and the NGO sector.
Dr Matabi Ayuk Sandra
Faculty of Health Sciences

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Dr Matabi Ayuk Sandra received her doctorate degree from the University of Johannesburg in 2018. She completed her PhD in the Laser Research Department, Faculty of Health Sciences. Her PhD research focused on the role of low intensity laser irradiation on matrix proteins and gene expression in various stressed fibroblast cell models. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support her research in the Laser Research Centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Her specialization focuses on laser interactions on diabetic wound healing as well as photodynamic therapy in cancer cells & Dr Ayuk will be engaged in establishing the link between inhibitors in the mTOR pathway and photodynamic therapy in effectively improving the therapeutic index of cancer cells. 

So far, her research has generated several publications; book chapters and conference proceedings. She also recently won the best Woman in Science award for African Women in the Diaspora.
Dr. Esho, Eberhibhekhole (EBES)
Faculty of Business and Economics
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Dr Ebes completed her PhD at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria in 2016. Her research is on the strategic performance and internationalization of African businesses, with a special focus on internationalization of African businesses in the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The fellowship has been awarded to support her research in the Department of Accountancy within the Faculty of Business and Economics. Her host is Professor Grietjie Verhoef.  
Dr Cristiano d'Orsi
Faculty of Law
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Dr Cristiano d'Orsi received his doctorate from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) in February 2013. He completed his PhD in Public International Law. His PhD research focused on the legal protection of asylum-seekers and refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa. From his dissertation Dr. d'Orsi produced a monograph, published by Routledge in 2015. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL) within the Faculty of Law. 

His specialization focuses on the legal protection of people 'on the move' (asylum-seekers, refugees, migrants, IDPs) in Africa as well as in African human rights law & Dr d'Orsi will be engaged in continuing to representing the University of Johannesburg both through his publications and at the conferences/workshops/roundtables to which he is regularly invited to deliver presentations/talks on the subjects of his expertise. 

Dr d'Orsi has studied in three continents (Europe, North America, Africa) and he is affiliated with several important legal associations (ESIL, ASIL) and networks throughout the world that enable him to spread the prestigious name of the University of Johannesburg in five continents. Following his work, Dr d'Orsi has been awarded (in 2018) with a certificate of excellence for his research by the University that is very honoured to currently represent. Dr. d'Orsi received a similar award from the University of Pretoria in 2016.  
Dr. Sarit Kumar Ghosh 
 Faculty of Science
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Dr. Sarit Kumar Ghosh received his PhD from Birla Institute of Technology, India in 2017. His PhD research focused on multifuctional material for energy harvesting application. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Chemical Sciences within the Faculty of Science. 

His specialization focuses on physics and material science & Dr. Sarit will be engaged in postdoctoral research work (PDRF) at APK. 

To date, Dr. Sarit has published 35 peer reviewed journal papers and attended international conferences on material science and engineering research.  
Dr Oluseye Oladayo Jegede
College of Business and Economics
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Dr Jegede received his PhD from Obafemi Awolowo University on 25th November 2015. He completed his PhD at Obafemi Awolowo University in Technology Management (R&D and Innovation Management option) His PhD research focused on knowledge-capital and innovations in resource-based economies. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Information and Knowledge Management within the College of Business and Economics. 

His specialization focuses on science, technology, innovation indicators and measurement for economic and social development.

Dr Jegede is an associate editor with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, a journal published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, USA. Dr Jegede is an Honourary Research Associate with the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, HSRC, South Africa. A member of the Technology Advisory Council of the National Board for Technology Incubation in Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a member of the Scientific Board for the Global Network of the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil.  
Dr Ademola K. Fayemi 
Faculty of Humanities
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Dr Ademola received his Global Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the University of Johannesburg in 2017. He completed his PhD at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria. His Postdoctoral Fellowship research is focused on exploring the normative implications of sex robots in the Fourth Industrial Revolution using the theoretical framework of an African bioethics of communion. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Philosophy within the Faculty of Humanities. His specialization focuses on African ethics, environmental ethics and bioethics. Dr Ademola will be engaged in a novel normative construction of plausible framework that deals with moral distress in sexual relationships in the 4IR. This project on evaluating sex robots in the light of African values would complement UJ's 4IR drive while adding a profoundly African perspective to the literature on the subject-matter. 
Dr Sylvester Marumahoko
Faculty of Law
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Dr Sylvester Marumahoko received his PhD from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) in 2017. He completed his PhD in Public Law and his research focused on institutions and processes of constitution-making. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Public Law within the Faculty of Law. 

His specialization focuses on democracy, public law and intergovernmental relations, & Dr. Marumahoko will be engaged in research on public law, local government and democracy.

His research outcomes include the following peer-reviewed articles:

Intergovernmental planning and budgeting in Zimbabwe: Learning the lessons of the past, Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (2017) 

The constitutional processes in Kenya and Zimbabwe: A comparative perspective, Strategic Review for Southern Africa (2018)

Participatory budgeting in the City of KweKwe (Zimbabwe): A perspective on the issues, trends and options, Africa Journal of Public Affairs (2018)

Supervision of local government in Zimbabwe: The travails of mayors, Law, Democracy and Development (2019) 
Dr Erasmus Masitera
 Faculty of Humanities
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Dr Erasmus Masitera received his B.A Hons in Philosophy from then Arrupe College, now Arrupe Jesuit University (Zimbabwe) in 2004; he received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe, (Zimbabwe) in 2008. He completed his PhD at the University of Pretoria in 2017. His PhD research focused on linking the capability approach and Nozickian Entitlement Theory in formulating a land-based agreement in Zimbabwe. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Philosophy within the Faculty of Humanities. Professor Thad Metz is his mentor. 

His specialization focuses on African moral thinking on land reform and land redistribution & Dr Erasmus Masitera has been working in this area since 2018 when he joined the university as a postdoctoral research fellow. He has also been engaged in researching in the area of African social thinking such as social therapy and economic rights.

Since joining the university a number of publications in his name have been generated. Notable publications, 'Economic Rights in African Communitarian Discourse.' Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory. Volume 65, Issue Number 157, pp 15-36; He also has a chapter (2019) on 'Creating the 'Other' in the Context of Land Redistributions: The Paradox of Decolonisation and Common Good.' The Othering of the Other: Philosophical Perspectives on the African Contexts of Difference. Editor Imafidon E. Sage Press doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04941-6_25-1 
Dr. Opeoluwa Mayowa Ogundele 
Faculty of Science
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Dr. Ogundele received his doctoral degree from the University of Pretoria in 2017. He completed his PhD at the University of Pretoria in Food Science. His PhD research focused on micronization (an infrared heating processing technology) to improve utilization of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranean L.), an indigenous and underutilized African legume. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology within the Faculty of Science.

His specialization focuses on advanced food processing technology and underutilized cereal and legumes & Dr. Ogundele will be engaged in rheological, nutritional and sensory properties of infant porridges of infrared heated cereal- legume (maize and cowpea) blends. Dr. Ogundele has published several book chapters and research articles in high impact journals and presented both at local and international conferences. 
Dr Matthias Pauwels
Faculty of Humanities
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Dr Matthias Pauwels received his MA in Philosophy from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 2006. He completed his PhD at the University of Pretoria in 2015. His PhD research focused on the relation between aesthetics and politics in the work of contemporary French philosopher Jacques Rancière.

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Philosophy within the Faculty of Humanities.

His specialization focuses on aesthetics, political philosophy, cultural theory and social art criticism & Dr Pauwels will be engaged in research on the intersections of aesthetics and politics in contemporary post/neocolonial South Africa, particularly within the spheres of social and political art, popular culture and radical politics.

Over the past years, parts of the research project have been presented at 11 conferences in South Africa and abroad, and have been published in 5 peer-reviewed journal articles, with 4 more forthcoming. Currently, a manuscript for a book-length study on the research topic is being prepared. 
Dr. Ayalkibet Berhanu Tesfaye
Faculty of Humanities
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Dr. Tesfaye received his postdoctoral appointment from the University of Johannesburg in September 2018. He completed his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2018. His PhD research focused on Ethiopian migration to South Africa, the challenges and experiences of migrants(2000-2015) and the intervention role of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church's ministry.

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Sociology within the Faculty of Humanities. His specialization focuses on migration and social integration & Dr. Tesfaye will be engaged in articles publication and participating in the conferences to present his research papers. Dr. Tesfaye's work experience highlights matters related to social, pastoral, community development activities, including HIV and AIDS prevention and counselling, and women's empowerment 
​Dr Anthony I. Ugulu
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
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Dr Anthony I. Ugulu received his PhD from Heriot-Watt University in 2016. His PhD research focused on promoting the use of decentralised solar photovoltaic systems (PV) for sustainable electricity generation and use efficiency in residential buildings.

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE). 

His specialization focuses on decentralised renewable electricity and heat promotion, energy use behavioural change, energy efficiency, demand management, thermal comfort, sustainable construction practices, climate change mitigation and adaptation & Dr A.I Ugulu will be engaged in this area of research work.  
Dr Oswelled Ureke
Faculty of Humanities
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Dr Oswelled Ureke received his PhD from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2017. His PhD research focused on the film services industry in Zimbabwe. 

The fellowship has been awarded to support his research in the Department of Communication Studies within the Faculty of Humanities. 

His specialization focuses on screen media studies, particularly the political economy of production. Dr Ureke will be engaged in further research on the Zimbabwean film value chain, with particular focus on the dynamics of informality undergirding that country's cinema economy.

As part of the post-doctoral fellowship, Dr Ureke has managed to publish several articles in high impact, peer-reviewed academic journals such as Journal of African Cultural Studies, Critical Arts, Journal of African Cinemas and Communication, among others.