Founder and Director
Brief info

PhD, Wits

Sabelo Mhlanga is the Founder and CEO of SabiNano (Pty) Ltd since 1 June 2018, a company he founded in 2008 with one of the company directors. He holds a PhD in Chemistry with focus on carbon nanomaterials from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits, 2006) and a certificate in Management of Technology and Innovation (Wits, 2010) amongst other qualifications. He spent many years working as a university lecturer and researcher from 2010 (Wits) until he was appointed a full Professor (2015, UNISA) during which he occupied several positions as a Director/Deputy Director of various portfolios. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research outputs including papers, reviews, book chapters, technical reports, and conference proceedings. He has trained and supervised masters (15), doctoral (6) and post-doctoral (6) fellows with a focus area of nanotechnology and the water-energy-food nexus, who have graduated or completed their research since 2010. He is the CEO/Managing Director of SabiNano responsible for setting up the company from being a start-up to becoming a full-scale commercial company. He oversees the day-to-day activities of the company at its head office in Randburg, Johannesburg.