John Baptist Nzukizi Mudumbi (Pr.Sci.Nat.)

Cape Peninsula University of TechnologySouth Africa

John Baptist Nzukizi Mudumbi was born in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He attended Kakumbo Primary School and matriculated from Nyamokola High School in 1996. During the same year, he enrolled at ISP Bukavu (l\'Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Bukavu) where he obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in Pedagogy Applied in Geography and Natural Sciences in 1999. He has taught both at primary and high school levels in Bukavu, DRC. In 2006, he enrolled at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa and obtained a National Diploma in Environmental Management in 2008. In 2009 he completed a Bachelor of Technology degree in Environmental Management at the same University. He was awarded a Master of Technology degree in Environmental Management by the CPUT in 2013. He also completed a certificate in Environmental Law from the University of Pretoria in 2014. At the CPUT, he has worked as a student assistant, student tutor, part-time lecturer, and full-time contract lecturer (April 2010-July 2016) and has co-supervised several Environmental Management and Biotechnology in-service training students for their research projects. He has published several peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and presented his work at local and international conferences. He is currently enrolled for his doctoral degree in Environmental Health in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Seteno Karabo Obed Ntwampe and Prof. Tandi E. Matsha. His research is based on medicinal plants as the source of polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) intake in South Africa. He was awarded a merit scholarship during his tenure as a postgraduate student from the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

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