Prof. Sunny Iyuke

Principal/CEO PTI

Prof. Sunny Iyuke has been appointed as Principal of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Effurun.

Prof Iyuke’s interests lie in the production of carbon nanomaterials for various applications such as proton exchange membrane fuel cell components, microbrewery, biomedical devices, water treatment and purification, petroleum refining and energy storage. He is National Research Foundation (NRF) rated scientist, registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), charted engineer with the Engineering Council, UK, Fellow of South African Academy of Engineering (FSAAE) amongst others. He is a council member of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Prof Iyuke has over 160 publications, book chapters and conference proceedings.

Sunny Iyuke is a professor of Chemical and Process Engineering and the Head of

School (HoS) of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He has produced several patents in nanotechnology locally and internationally including World Intellectual Property Organization of International Bureau. At Wits and other parts of the world he has graduated several masters and PhD (blacks, coloured, Indian and white) students.

From 2008 to 2010 he has secured more than R3.7 million worth grant for his research from both National Research Foundation (NRF) and Industries. He collaborates in research with NASA, USA, Vaal University of Technology (VUT), Schools of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Wits, Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Pretoria, and Institute of Fuel of the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Malaysia. Prof Iyuke is a registered Professional Engineer (Pr Eng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with UK Engineering Council, London. He is also the vice president of Council of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers. He is one of the top nanotechnologist in South Africa.

PUBLICATIONS

Jacob M. Ngoy, Sunny E. Iyuke, Clarence S. Yah and Wilhelm E. Neuse
Kinetic Optimization of Folic Acid Polymer Conjugates for Drug Targeting
ISBN: N/A, Journal: American Journal of Applied Sciences 8 (6): 508-519
– Year: 2011