New project funded by the NRF South African National Antarctic Program: Biogeochemical controls on the sources and chemical composition of Southern Ocean marine aerosols. Co-Investigators include Dr. Sarah Fawcett, UCT and Dr. Rebecca Garland, CSIR. Collaborators include Dr. Julie Granger, University of Connecticut and Dr. Francois Engelbrecht, CSIR. There are multiple student opportunities for MSc and PhD Scholarships for 2018 – 2020.

2017 SEAmester II: South Africa’s Class Afloat was a great success! 46 students from 16 universities across South Africa came together aboard the R/V SA Agulhas II to learn from 26 lecturers.

Mishka, Shantelle, and Kurt went on the 2017 Winter Cruise. They sailed from Cape Town to the marginal ice zone and back up the 30E WOCE line to Cape Town in 16 days!

Minimag, a magazine for kids, had some great features in their June issue for World Ocean’s Day. Check out page 28!

The London School of Economics International Growth Centre is featuring a blog post on the air pollution and health project work with colleague Sam Keen.

The final Scientific Assessment for Shale Gas Development is available. There will be a UCT public seminar to discuss the results on December 1st, 2016 at 17h00 in the Snape building.

UCT Research and Innovation 2015-2016 – “Thought Leader” piece on shale gas research

2016 NRF Awards Video:

The Draft Scientific Assessment for Shale Gas Development is now publicly available. Comments will be accepted from all registered stakeholders until 15th of July, 2016.

Daily News Feature on Katye from UCT “Crossing Oceans and Disciplinary Borders.”

Our new organic nitrogen paper was published online on the 6 Jan 2016 in PNAS, and was featured in 9 news outlets as well as an AGU EOS news feature!

Katye received a South African National Research Foundation P-Rating this year! The Presidents Rating is for young researchers (less than 35 years of age) who have held the Ph.D. for less than five years. Researchers in this group are recognized by all or the overwhelming majority of the reviewers as having demonstrated the potential of becoming future international leaders in their field on the basis of exceptional research performance and output from their doctoral and/or early post-doctoral research careers.

New project funded by the London School of Economics International Growth Centre: Health Costs of Energy Related Air Pollution in South Africa!

Our Bermuda ammonium paper has generated some press! A feature on the website of Brown University was picked up by Science Daily.

Katye joins the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town as a Senior Research Officer within the Energy, Environment & Climate Change group (known as E2C2). First task – attend COP 20 in Lima, Peru.

COP 20 in Lima, Peru

Katye becomes a Woo! Katye will spend July 2013 through June 2014 at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs pursuing a Master in Public Policy with a focus on Development.

Woodrow Wilson MPP Students
MPP Class of 2014

Katye attended the Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS VI) in Colorado Springs, CO. An early career symposium that brings together interdisciplinary scholars who work on climate change as scientists, economists, historians or social scientists.


Katye won the Wagner Award for Women in Atmospheric Aciences for her 2008 paper in Atmospheric Environment.

Katye was a co-author on collaborator Barbara Erven’s exciting paper in Geophysical Research Letters featured in Science Daily News.

Katye attended the 2nd International Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study Summer School in Cargese, Corsica and won the Best Poster Award.