School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Wits University
Mr. Mogopoleng Paul Chego, an nGAP (new generation of academic professional) appointment as lecturer. Mr. Chego is a Wits graduate and currently working towards a Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Ass. Prof. Craig Sheridan and Dr. Kevin Harding in the Industrial and Mining Water Research Unit (ImWaRu) in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. His research interests revolve around renewable energy obtained from wastewater and water remediation, and sustainable technologies thereof. He possesses knowledge and experience (through training and/or workshops) as a Technology Market Analyst, Technology Entrepreneur and Postgraduate Scout (formerly known as Intellectual Property ambassadors).
His PhD work aim to implement a Wits patented anaerobic fluidized granular bed (AFGB) bioreactor. This work was entered in the Jozi My Beginning competition 2016 (launched to find Johannesburg’s most innovative township social entrepreneurs) and advanced to the semi-finals. In addition, the reactor characterisation work that Mr. Chego has done was accepted for presentation at the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) 2016 conference. The paper he wrote for the conference won 3rd place Best Technical Paper.