Dr Lumbidzani Moyo

CSIR senior researcher

Moyo’s research interests focus on two-dimensional nanostructured materials such as layered double hydroxides and clay minerals; their preparation, solid state chemistry and modification into multifunctional polymer additives; polymer nanocomposites (based on layered fillers); physical chemistry and materials science; surfactant technology and self-assembly as well as cosmetic science.

Full Profile

 Moyo holds a PhD in chemical technology from the University of Pretoria. She joined the CSIR in 2012 and plays a role in the synthesis and modification of two-dimensional nanostructured materials (clay minerals and layered double hydroxides) for polymer nanocomposite and cosmetic applications. She has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers. Moyo is a professional member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (Chemical Sciences).

Expertise: Chemistry; Applied chemistry          

Academic qualifications: 
  • MSc (Chemistry), University of Pretoria, 2009
  • PhD (Chemical Technology) University of Pretoria, 2013


Contact Person

Dr Lumbidzani Moyo