Professor
Samson Sibanda
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BornSamson Sibanda
(1945-12-18) December 18, 1945 (age 75)
Nkayi, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwean
OccupationPro-Vice Chancellor
EmployerNational University of Science and Technology
Known forOrganic Chemistry Educator

Professor Samson Sibanda is a Zimbabwean academic who is an Organic Chemistry educator and the current Pro-Vice Chancellor of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). He was the acting Vice Chancellor after the death of Professor Lindela Ndlovu until the appointment of Professor Mqhele Dlodlo in 2018.[1]

Background

Samson Sibanda was born on 18 December 1945 in Nkayi, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Education

Samson has attained the follwing qualifications:

  • T1 Teaching Certificate (Univ. of Rhodesia now University of Zimbabwe)
  • B.Sc (Hons) (CNAA)
  • PhD (King’s College, London)

Career

  • Secondary School teacher (1971 – Aug 1974)
  • Glaxo Group Research (Attachment) (June 1977 – Sept. 1978)
  • Postdoctoral Research, King’s College, (1982 – 1983)
  • Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, UZ (1983 – 1997)
  • TWAS Res Fellow Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (1988)
  • Istituto Italo Africano Res Fellow, Roma Univ, La Sapiens (1989 – 1990)
  • NIH Res Fellow, University of Alabama in Huntsville (1997)
  • Lecturer & Chairman of Dept of Chemistry (1998 – 2000)
  • Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, NUST ( 2001- Sept. 2005)
  • UNMOVIC Weapons inspector, Iraq (Dec. 2002 – April 2003)
  • Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NUST (2005 – June 2006)
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Res & Acad Affairs), NUST (2006 – to-date)

Membership to Other Boards

  • Carnivore Res Institute (Chipangali Wildlife Trust),
  • National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe,
  • Associate Editor (Int. J. Biol & Chem Sci.),
  • Member of NAMACO (Chemicals Section),
  • Founding member of the Community Education Project (CEP)

Membership/Fellowship to Professional Bodies

American Chemical Society, NAPRECA (Natural Products Res Assoc. of Eastern & Central Africa), Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences, IFS Fellow, Istituto Italo-Africano.[2]




References

  1. Whinsley Masara, [1], The Chronicle, Published: 11 November, 2015, Accessed: 11 April, 2020
  2. [2], Research Council of Zimbabwe, Accessed: 11 April, 2020