School of Life Sciences

Dr S’fiso Gumbi


Dr S’fiso Gumbi research focuses on algal biotechnology and wastewater management with interest in biomass conversion; biofuel production; value-added products; phycoremediation of industrial and municipal wastewater; biorefinery approach. He holds a BScHons and a PhD in Microbiology.  Dr Gumbi has been involved in teaching of microbiology modules for past 5 years as teaching assistance and ad hoc lecturer. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Zululand until his appointment at UKZN.

Research interests

  • Algal Biotechnology
  • Third-Generation Biofuels
  • Wastewater Management
  • Renewable Energy Technologies

Research profiles