Staff Profiles

Dr Nyasha Makuve

Dr N Makuve

Faculty of Science



Location: Block 237 office 237
Phone: [267] 355 2481
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  • PhD Chemistry (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • MSc Material Chemistry (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
  • BSc Chemical Technology (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (Botho University, Botswana)

Dr Nyasha Makuve obtained her PhD (Chemistry) from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2020. Additionally, she has also obtained certificates of Full Registration and Accreditation for Assessor and Moderator under the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) Act No 24 of 2013. She joined the University of Botswana in 2021 as an Inorganic Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. She is an affiliate member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), member of Chemical Society of Botswana and Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) full member since 2021. Her research area focuses on design , synthesis and catalytic application of organometallic compounds and metal organic frameworks.

Inorganic Chemistry

Catalytic application of organometallic compounds, metal organic frameworks and nanomaterials.

Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry.

  1. Palladium Complexes bearing Bis-aldimine N^C^N and N^N^N Pincer Ligands; A study of Homogeneous/Heterogeneous catalyzed CO2 hydrogenation, Nonkululeko Miya, Nyasha Makuve, Edward Ocansey, Gift Mehlana, James Darkwa, Banothile C.E. Makhubela, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2022;
  2. Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Formate Using a Cadmium-Based Metal–Organic Framework Impregnated with Nanoparticles, Nyasha Makuve , James Darkwa , Gift Mehlana  and Banothile C. E. MakhubelaInorganics, 10, 30, 2022;  https://
  3. Hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to formate by α-diimine RuII, RhIII, IrIII complexes as catalyst precursors. Nyasha Makuve, Gift Mehlana, Richard Tia, James Darkwa, Banothile C.E. Makhubela, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, (899), 120892, 2019;

In pursuit of academic excellence