InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station
Project: The production of texturized proteins from microalgae biomass.
Promoter: Prof Ben Zeelie
PhD Chemistry (2015, NMMU)
MSc Chemistry (2010, NMMU)
BSc Honours in Formulation Science (2009, Cum Laude, NMMU)
BSc Biological Sciences (2008, NMMU)
Research interests: Microalgae cultivation and valorisation
Algae Biomass Summit, Washington DC, September 2015
Other interests: painting, ballet, hiking
Project: Mass cultivation of algae using open ponds
PhD Environmental Biotechnology (2016-pending, Rhodes University)
MSc Environmental Biotechnology (2012, Rhodes University)
BSc Hons (Microbiology) (2009, Rhodes University)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (2008, Rhodes University)
BSc (Zoology & Microbiology) (2007, Rhodes University)
Algae cultivation, Wastewater Remediation, Process Optimization
2014 Operation of an integrated algae pond system for the treatment of municipal sewage: A South African case study. Water Science and Technology.
2014 Review: The Belmont Valley integrated algae pond system in retrospect. Water SA.
P. M. Mambo. 2015 Algae can clean our dirty water. Mail and Guardian Science Voices.
Yes, Golden Pond: An Extended Response to Laxton by P.M. Mambo, D.K. Westensee, B.M. Zuma and Prof. A.K. Cowan published-Water Effluent and Sewage, 2013
Simplicity, the Key to Sustainability: The Integrated Algae Pond System (IAPS) by P.M. Mambo published-Water Wheel, 2013
Other interests: Meeting like-minded peers, learning from experts in the industry and reading/writing
Project: Microbial interaction and biological conversion of waste coal to value added products using bacteria and algae.
PhD Environmental Biotechnology (2014, Rhodes University, South Africa)
MSc Environmental Microbiology (2009, University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
BSc Hons Microbiology (2005, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria)
Biodegradation, Biofuels, Petroleum hydrocarbons, Coal, Biomass liquefaction, coal gasification
2015: Oral presentation at the International symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC), Bordeaux France.
2013: Poster presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (ISMOS 4) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Post doctoral fellow, Innoventon/DCTS, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth. January 2015 - present
Post doctoral fellow, Environmental Biotechnology Research Unit at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. January 2014 - December 2014
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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