Globally Leading Researchers

The UJ researchers featured here hold A-ratings from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa.

The NRF defines A-rated researchers as “unequivocally recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs.”

Strategic Research Support within the Research Development and Support Division assists UJ researchers in rating applications.


Prof Kevin Durrheim

Experimental Social Psychology, Social Interaction and Cooperation, Group Solidarity, Polarization and Opinion-Based Groups, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. (Distinguished Professor)

Philip Hallinger

Prof Philip Hallinger

Sustainability, Problem-based Learning, Simulation-based Learning, Instructional Leadership. (Distinguished Visiting Professor)

Michael Henning

Prof Michael Henning

Graph Theory

Koop Lammertsma

Prof Koop Lammertsma

Phosphorus, physical-organic, organometallic, and coordination chemistry. (Distinguished Visiting Professor)

Prof John Maina

Prof John Maina

Respiration, Oxygen Consumption, Evolution, Adaptation.

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Prof Qingguo Wang

Automation/AI with focuses on modeling, estimation, prediction, control and optimization with a wide range of applications including, but not limited to, industrial and environmental processes, energy systems, defense systems, medical technology and financial engineering. (Distinguished Visiting Professor)