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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.
Kwezi’s main research interests are in the combined fields of applied biochemistry and enzymology, structural biology and in recombinant production of enzymes for industrial applications, including reagent enzymes for use as molecular biology tools. Kwezi’s research interests also include the production of vaccines, antibodies and biosimilars through the use of plant-based expression systems.