Neerish Revaprasadu is a professor of Chemistry and SARChI Chair holder in Nanotechnology. He obtained his B.SC(Hons.) from University of Natal in 1993 and Ph.D from Imperial college, London in 2000. He started as a Senior Lecturer at Unizulu 2000, Associate professor in 2004 and full professor in 2008. His research interest is in the synthesis of semiconductor nanomaterials. He has worked extensively on cadmium, lead, copper, iron and bismuth chalcogenide materials. He also has worked on applications of gold core shell nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. His current interest is on the synthesis and applications of ternary materials, 2-D materials and perovskites. He has co-authored 175 articles in peer reviewed journals and supervised more than 30 postgraduate (M.Sc and Ph.D) students.