Melissa Sikosana, an MSc student with Professor Harro Von Blottnitz in the Department of Chemical Engineering, was selected by a high-ranking jury of experts out of more than 800 applications from over 100 countries as one of the top 25 up-and-coming scientists.
Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions. The winners come from various scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable.
Melissa Sikosana receiving her award from the German Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof Johanna Wanka
Melissa’s prize was a ticket to the “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development”. She got to spend two weeks at some of the most renowned research institutions, interacting with experts, and exchanging ideas with key innovators. An invitation is extended to the Green Talents to return to Germany for a fully funded research stay at an institution of their choice in 2015.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.