Prof. M. Maaza holds a PhD in Quantum Neutron Optics from the University of Pierre-Marie Curie & the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique respectively. He is currently a permanent joint staff member of the National Research Foundation of South Africa, in charge of the Africa-International relations desk at iThemba LABS and the University of South Africa (UNISA). Prof. M. Maaza is the chair of reputed international organizations and commissions. His expertise is in the multidisciplinary field of nanosciences, photonics and solar energy. Within the STI & RDI landscapes, with a Hirsh index of 33, Prof. M. Maaza has published more than 300 ISI International publications and supervised several postgraduates from all over Africa & the South.