Research Focus

Research and development focus is on the following:

•  Understanding the fundamental composition, structure and reactive properties of South African coals,
•  The optimal design and operation of combustion and gasification processes,
•  Reduction of environmentally unfriendly aspects of coal conversion  processes, and
•  The use of lasers to induce specific reactions.

•   Group Leader
•   Background
•   Research Equipment
•   Publications

Coal Research Group (including post-graduate students)

Laser Chemistry group and co-workers at CSIR

Contact us:

Prof  Christien Strydom
Director: School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Private Bag X6001
Potchefstroom 2520
Tel: +27 (0)182992340
Fax: +27 (0)182992350