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    Wednesday, 13 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    ZK MATTHEWS GREAT HALL, PRETORIA 14:00 14:05 INAUGURATION SESSION CHAIR:

     Prof Gugu Moche (Executive Dean: CSET, UNISA)

14:05 14:20 WELCOME ADDRESS:

     Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice Principal: Research & Innovation, UNISA)

     TITLE:

     Strategic Importance of BRICS context and UNISA’s innovation strategies & role

     Introduction of Guests of Honour and welcome to all delegates

     Guests Of Honour

14:20 14:30 SPEAKER:

     HE Mr Pedro Carneiro De Mendonça

     (Ambassador of Brazil)

14:30 14:40 SPEAKER:

     HE Mr Mikhail Petrakov

     (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation)

14:40 14:50 SPEAKER:

     Mr Virendra Gupta

     (High Commissioner of India)

14:50 15:00 SPEAKER:

     Liu Guijin

     (Embassy of China)

    Wednesday, 13 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    ZK MATTHEWS GREAT HALL, PRETORIA 15:00 15:10 SYMPOSIUM CHAIR:

     Prof Vijaya Vallabhapurapu (Physics, UNISA)

15:10 15:30 INAUGURAL ADDRESS:

    Prof Mandla Makhanya (Principal and Vice-Chancellor, UNISA)

    Inaugural address, and

    Inauguration of the Symposium by Lighting the Lamp along with Dignitaries on dais

    15:30 16:00 Tea & Snacks

     PANEL PLENARY:

16:00 16:20 Prof Vitaly Vysotsky (Russia)

     Superconducting technologies for modern energetics: present and future

16:20 16:40 Prof Weidong Zhu (China)

16:40 17:00 Prof Subramanian Balakumar (India)

     Bismuth based Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage (ECS)

     Devices Applications

17:00 17:20 Prof Agnaldo de Souza Conçalves (Brazil)

     PV activities in Brazil an overview

17:20 18:00 and

    Scholars from other relevant areas

    Thursday, 14 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    DR MIRIAM MAKEBA HALL, PRETORIA 08:30 08:55 Arrival

    08:55 09:00 SESSION CHAIR:

     Prof Agnaldo de Souza Gonçalves (TEZCA P&D de Células Solares LTDA, Brazil)

     Opening Remarks

09:00 09:45 KEYNOTE-1:

     Prof Vitaly Vysotsky (Russian Scientific R&D Cable Institute, Russia)

     TITLE:

     Superconductivity & energy transport: cables, wires, etc.

09:45 09:50 Q & A:

     Discussion Session

09:50 10:35 KEYNOTE-2:

     Prof Subramanian Balakumar (National Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology,

     University of Madras, India)

     TITLE:

     Multifunctional Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Energy and Environmental Cleaning

     Applications

10:35 10:40 Q & A:

    Discussion Session

    10:40 10:50 Tea

    10:50 10:55 SESSION CHAIR:

     Prof Vitaly Vysotsky (Russian Scientific R&D Cable Institute, Russia)

     Opening Remarks

10:55 11:35 PLENARY-1

     Prof Agnaldo de Souza Gonçalves (TEZCA P&D de CélulasSolares LTDA, Brazil)

     TITLE:

     Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion activities at UNICAMP, Brazil

11:35 11:40 Q & A:

     Discussion Session

11:40 12:20 PLENARY-2:

     Prof Rotimi Sadiku (TUT)

     TITLE:

     TBC

12:20 12:25 Q& A:

    Thursday, 14 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    DR MIRIAM MAKEBA HALL, PRETORIA

     Discussion Session

    12:25 12:45 ORAL-1:

     Mr Pierre Kalenga (WITS)

     TITLE:

     Synthesis and characterization of CuSe, CuInSe and CuInGaSe nanocrystals yx2x1-x2

     used as active layers in solar cells

12:45 12:50 Q & A:

    Discussion Session

    12:50 13:35 Lunch & Poster Session

    13:35 13:40 SESSION CHAIR:

     Prof Subramanian Balakumar (National Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology,

     University of Madras, India)

     Opening Remarks

    13:40 14:20 PLENARY-3:Prof Malik Maaza (UNISA-UNESCO Chair)

     TITLE:

     TBC

14:20 14:25 Q & A:

     Discussion Session

14:25 14:45 INVITED LECTURE-1:

     Dr Bonex Mwakikunga(CSIR National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials)

     TITLE:

     Alloys and metal oxides in energy generation, fighting disease, light production and

     stimuli sensing

14:45 14:50 Q & A:

     Discussion Session

14:50 15:10 INVITED LECTURE-2:

     Dr Mathew Moodley (UKZN, SA)

     TITLE:

     Nanostructured Carbon for Energy and Environmental Applications: A review

15:10 15:15 Q & A:

     Discussion Session

    Thursday, 14 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    DR MIRIAM MAKEBA HALL, PRETORIA

15:15 15:25 ORAL-2:

     Dr Molobela Itumeleng (Research Management Officer, UNISA)

     TITLE:

     Multi, Inter & Trans Disciplinary Unisa Climate Change Research Group Activities

15:25 15:30 Q & A:

    Discussion Session

    15:30 16:15 Tea & Poster Session

    16:15 16:20 SESSION CHAIR

     Prof Rotimi Sadiku (TUT)

     Opening Remarks

16:20 16:40 INVITED LECTURE-3:

     Dr Mokrani Touhami (Civil and Chemical Engineering, UNISA)

     TITLE:

     Nafion Nanofiber Composite Membrane Fabrication for Fuel Cell Application

16:40 16:45 Q & A:

     Discussion Session

16:45 17:05 INVITED LECTURE-4:

     Dr Simon Dhlamini (Physics, UNISA)

     TITLE:

     TBC

17:05 17:10 Q & A:

    Discussion Session

    Friday, 15 March 2013

    UNISA’S BRICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

    DR MIRIAM MAKEBA HALL, PRETORIA

    SPEAKER(S) / TIME TITLE MODERATOR(S) 08:30 09:00 Arrival

    SESSION CHAIR: Dr Bonex Mwakikunga (CSIR National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials) 09:00 09:40 TBC PLENARY-4: 09:40 09:45 Q & A Discussion Session Prof Diane Hildebrandt

    (WITS) 09:45 10:05 TBC INVITED LECTURE-5: 10:05 10:10 Q & A Discussion Session Dr Diptiranjan Sahu (WITS) 10:10 10:30 Enhanced photovoltaic properties of nanocrystalline INVITED LECTURE-6:

    TiO films based Eosin -Y sensitized solar cells Prof KC Mohite (Pune 2

    University, India) 10:30 10:35 Q & A Discussion Session

    10:35 10:50 Tea

    SESSION CHAIR: Dr Diptiranjan Sahu (WITS)

    10:50 11:10 Semiconductor nanocrystals as light harvesting INVITED LECTURE-7:

    materials Dr Nosipho Moloto (WITS) 11:10 11:15 Q & A Discussion Session

    11:15 11:35 In situ polymerization and composite formation’ INVITED LECTURE-8:

    (IPCF): An important route for the tailoring of Dr Kaushik Mallick (UJ)

    advanced composite materials

    11:35 11:40 Q & A Discussion Session

    11:40 12:00 Nanotechnology and Energy: Powering the future INVITED LECTURE-9: 12:00 12:05 Q & A Discussion Session Dr Lucky Sikhwivhilu

    (Mintek) 12:05 12:25 TBC INVITED LECTURE-10: 12:25 12:30 Q & A Discussion Session Dr Moses Mothudi (UNISA) 12:30 13:10 Lunch

    SESSION CHAIR: Dr Kaushik Mallick (UJ)

    13:10 13:30 Energy research activities at EM CSIR INVITED LECTURE-11: 13:30 13:35 Q & A Discussion Session Dr Lukas le Roux (CSIR) 13:35 13:55 Complexing agent free synthesis of polymer capped INVITED LECTURE-12:

    CdS, CdSe and PbS quantum dots from a single Dr Dulen Saikia (Sibsagar,

    reaction route India)

    13:55 14:00 Q & A Discussion Session

    14:00 14:20 Quantum Dots and their Energy Related Applications INVITED LECTURE-13:

    Prof Pranayee Datta

    (Guwahati University, India)

14:20 14:25 Q & A Discussion Session

    14:25 14:45 A review of biogas technology status, constraints INVITED LECTURE-14:

    and prospects in Limpopo province of South Africa Dr David Tinarwa (University

    of Venda) 14:45 14:50 Q & A Discussion Session

    14:50 15:00 Cu-polyaniline nanocomposite: An efficient and ORAL-3:

    recyclable catalyst for 1,3-dipolar cycloadition Dr Rafique Ul Islam (UJ)

    reaction of organic azides and terminal alkyne

    15:00 15:05 Q & A Discussion Session

    15:05 15:15 Enantioselective Reduction of Oxime Ethers with ORAL-4:

    BoraneOxazaborolidines: Synthesis towards Dr Sanjit Mahato (CSIR)

    Rivastigmine Precursor

    15:15 15:20 Q & A Discussion Session

    15:20 15:30 Tea

    SESSION CHAIR: Dr Lukas le Roux (CSIR)

    15:30 15:50 Forum on ChinaAfrica Cooperation: FOCAC 2000 INVITED LECTURE-15:

    2012 Prof André Thomashausen

    (UNISA) 15:50 15:55 Q & A Discussion Session

    15:55 16:05 South Africa’s Nuclear Energy Development in the ORAL-5:

    Context of Energy Mix and its Impact on Socio-Prof Khaled Qasaymed

    Economic Rights (UNISA) 16:05 16:10 Q & A Discussion Session

    16:10 16:30 Nuclear energy after Fukushima: the political INVITED LECTURE-16:

    dimensions Dr Jo-Ansie van Wyk (UNISA) 16:30 16:35 Q & A Discussion Session

    16:35 16:55 Legal obligations and socio-economic implications of INVITED LECTURE-17:

    BRICS: energy perspective Prof Amos Sausombe

    (UNISA) 16:55 17:00 Q & A Discussion Session

    17:00 17:15 Conclusion and Vote of Thanks

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