Prof Tebello Nyokong

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Prof Tebello Nyokong holds a Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation professorship in Medicinal chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University in South Africa. She has successfully supervised 83 PhD/MSc students.  She has published over 650 manuscripts.  Her H index is 59 (ISI) and 66 (Google Scholar).


She has been honored extensively for her research. The awards include African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award, CSIR medal, UNESCO Medal for Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, The World Academy of Science medal,  South African Chemical Institute Gold Medal. She is “A” rated by the NRF  and she was honored “Lifetime achievement” by the NRF,.  She was invited by Secretary General of the UN as part of a Science and Technology expert team.

 Featured in 21 Icons. She was included in the National Center for Research on Human Evolution, Spain to be one of their "12 NAMES TO CHANGE THE WORLD”. She is 2009 L’Oreal-UNESCO Laureate.