September 25, 2015
Mr. Magwaza is a Chemist by profession and works as a Associate Researcher in the department of Natural Resources and Materials. He is part of a team that is involved in Coal to Liquid (CTL) whereby coal is converted liquid, offering a range of important chemical products that are produced by liquefying coal.
Prior to joining BITRI, he worked for the Botswana Police Forensic Science Laboratory as a Forensic Chemist. His work entailed calibration of breathalysers, chemical analysis on different types of physical evidence and drug analysis. This involved sample preparation techniques prior to instrumentals analysis such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
In addition, he is one of the authors on a research article; Reaction of a bulky phosphite with [Ru3(CO)12]: the molecular structure of one of the decomposition products.