School of Life Sciences

Prof Gueguim Kana


Professor Gueguim Kana  research focuses on microbial process technology with interest in biorefinery of agricultural and industrial wastes for biofuels and bioproducts; application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in bioprocess development; bioreactor design and nanobiotechnology.

He has attracted and trained various national and international postgraduate students in the field of bioprocess technology.  Professor Gueguim Kana has produced more than 100 publications in national and international peer-review journals and book contributions. His current Google Scholar H-factor exceeds 30 and he has been cited more than 2500 times.

He has received the award of a top Published Researcher of the University of kwaZulu-Natal.

Professor Gueguim Kana is also the recipient of the  Distinguished Teacher Award of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Research interests

  • Bioprocess technology.
  • Biorefinery of agricultural and industrial wastes.
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in bioprocess development.
  • Bioreactor design and nanobiotechnology.

Research profiles