National University of Science & Technology

"Think In Other Terms"

The Department of Applied Chemistry


The aim of the department is to produce high quality graduates who will be able to use their knowledge to the practical solutions of real problems and to contribute to the further development in the field of Applied Chemistry, meeting the requirements and challenges of the competitive job market.

The department offers a four year undergraduate Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Applied Chemistry. We also offer research-based MPhil/PhD Programmes.

 Departmental staff

  • Full Name: Parekh Champaklal Thiole 
  • Designation: Senior Lecturer
  • Qualifications: BSc., MSc. (S. Guj, India),MPhil, PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Associated Department: Applied Chemistry

Courses Taught:

  1. Part I SCH 1102 Organic Chemistry I
  2. Part I SCH 1202 Organic Chemistry II
  3. Part I SCH 1116 Organic Chemistry for SBB ESH EFW TXT
  4. Part I SCH 1221 Organic Chemistry for TCE
  5. Part II SCH 2107 Polymer Science I
  6. Part II SCH 2207 Polymer Science II
  7. Part IV SCH 4115 Industrial Organic Chemistry II
  8. Part IV SCH 4215 Industrial Organic Chemistry III 

Contact Details:

  • Phone: +2639282842 ext 2057
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  • Full Name: Dube Donatus
  • Designation: Lecturer
  • Qualifications: CEd (Byo), Rhodesia, MSc in Metallurgy (Sofia, Bulgaria)MBA (NUST, Z’bwe)
  • Associated Department: Applied Chemistry

Courses Taught:

  1. Part II SCH 2211 Quality Assurance Management and Control
  2. Part II SCH 2114 Industrial Inorganic Chemistry I
  3. Part II SCH 2215 Industrial Organic Chemistry I
  4. Part IV SCH 4210 Project Development and Management

Research Interest:

  • Nanotechnology application in water purification
  • Water pollution testing and remediation

Publications:

  1. Phanankosi Moyo, Mahluli Moyo, Donatus Dube, & Oswell Rusinga “Biofuel Policy as a Key Driver for Sustainable Development in the Biofuel Sector: The Missing Ingredient in Zimbabwe’s Biofuel Pursuit” Modern Applied Science; Vol. 8, No. 1; 2014
  2. Donatus Dube, Champklal Parekh, Shepherd Siangwata and Makhosazana Nyathi “Developing and testing rudimentary nanotechnology water filter s for rural communities in Zimbabwe”, 6th ICAT Conference proceedings 25-29 November 2014 Patent: Dube D and C T Parekh “A method of manufacture of ceramic-magnetite granules for water treatment”: Patent No. 21/2010, 2011, Zimbabwe.  

Contact Details:

  • Phone: +2639282842 ext 2211
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  • Room: SD 49, 2nd Floor, Chemistry Building