- Lungani Mthembu has been invited to obtain his PhD at University of Groningen in Netherlands this September
- He has received a four-year doctoral scholarship from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC)
- Lungani's PhD will focus on charge transport, studying conductance and switching properties of photo-active materials for application in memory devices and next generation computers
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Lungani Mthembu is a shining example of the places hard work and determination can get you - for him that place is Netherlands. The former research chemist will be jetting off to complete his PhD after he received a four-year scholarship from the National Research Foundation of South Africa.
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He took to Facebook to share an article that describes how he feels about being awarded the opportunity to pursue his scientific dreams.
In the piece he says that he had always wanted to be a scientist.
“I always wanted to become a scientist. In high school I realised that I was pretty good in natural science so I chose the science stream, which is where my love for chemistry grew during physical science classes. That is when I decided I wanted to work in a chemical laboratory but I honestly did not know I would get this far,” he said.
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The analytical chemistry graduate received a ton of support from his Facebook friends for his achievements.
"Congratulations ntwana we are proud of you," wrote Sbongiseni Khuzwayo.
While Siyanda Mbwanja said,
"Congratulations my dear friend."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on a young woman who is making a name for herself despite not having an educational background.
Siphesihle failed matric but still went on to become a fruit and veg farm owner who employs 20 people, proving that sometimes all you need is determination, dedication and commitment to succeed.
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