Talk with Muven Naidoo (PhD Researcher)

We sat down with Mr. Muven Naidoo, who is a chemical engineer and a PhD Researcher at the University of Cape Town. Muven is a PhD Researcher at the University of Cape Town, and at the same time is a Lecturer at the same university. He is a graduate from University of KwaZulu-Natal, from where he graduated with flying colors. He has had an interest within renewable fuel and biorefinery, in which he has also been working as a researcher!


Watch the full podcast below:


Education Experience

Muven is a graduate of BS in Chemical Engineering from University of KwaZulu-Natal, from where he graduated with flying colors. He specialised within renewable fuel and biorfinery, and therefore we asked him about his experience of getting his education. Watch the clip below to listen to what he had to say!



PhD Experience

Going from BS to PhD can be a huge paradigm shift. You go from being a student to a full time researcher. It is a good idea to know what to expect when you are making this huge shift in academic and mindset. Therefore, we asked Muven about his transition, and watch the clip below to listen to what he had to say!


We also took the opportunity to ask him about his everyday life as a PhD Researcher, and how his normal work week look like. We also asked him about what future researchers should be careful about. So watch the clip below to listen to what he had to say!



Prospects in South Africa

It is always re-assuring to know that the prospects for your degree are good upon graduation! Also it is a good idea to now that what opportunities and industries are possible upon graduation for you! Therefore, we had asked Muven Naidoo about prospects of chemical engineering in South Africa as part of our podcast.



If I had a Time Machine


Suggestion for Future Graduates