The Pro-Vice-Chancellors Office


Professor Samson Sibanda

Professor Samson Sibanda is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at NUST. He has over 20 years experience in academia and has been actively involved in the development of the University at various levels.

He is a member of several professional organizations and sits on a number of external Committees.
  • T1 Teaching Certificate (Univ. of Rhodesia)
  • B.Sc (Hons) (CNAA),
  • PhD (King’s College, London)
  • Glaxo Group Research
  • Postdoctoral Research, King’s College, (1982 – 1983)
  • Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, UZ (1983 – 1997)
  • TWAS Res Fellow Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (1988)
  • Istituto Italo Africano Res Fellow, Roma Univ, La Sapiens  (1989 – 1990)
  • NIH Res Fellow, University of Alabama in Huntsville (1997)
  • Lecturer & Chairman of Dept of Chemistry ,University of Zimbabwe (1998 – 2000)
  • Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, NUST ( 2001- 2005)
  • UNMOVIC  Weapons inspector, Iraq ( 2002 – 2003)
  • Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NUST (2005 – 2006)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NUST (2006 – to-date)
  • Acting Vice Chancellor (2015)
Membership to Other Boards:
  • Carnivore Res Institute (Chipangali Wildlife Trust).
  • National Museums & Monuments of Zimbabwe.
  • Associate Editor (Int. J. Biol & Chem Sci.).
  • Member of NAMACO (Chemicals Section).
  • Founding member of the Community Education Project (CEP).
  • Research Council of Zimbabwe.
  • American Chemical Society.
  • Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
  • IFS Fellow, Istituto Italo-Africano.
Research Interests
  • Natural Products with emphasis on traditional herbal remedies
  • Synthesis of C6C3 phenylpropanoids that have shown biological activity in vitro.
  • Coupling of starch derived from Dioscorea dumetorum with diazonium salts.
Research Publications
  • S. Sibanda, C. Nyanyira, M. Nicoletti and C. Galeffi, (1990). Ochnabianthrone: A Trans-9,9 –bianthrone from Ochna Pulchra, Phytochemistry, 29, No. 12, pp. 3974-3976.
  • S. Sibanda, P. P. Mebe and G. Multari, (1992) Pentacyclic Triterpenoids from Euclea Crispa, Fitoterapia Vol. LXIII No. 3 p. 274
  • S. Sibanda, D. Nkala, P. Tomasik and M. Palanski, (1994). Isolation and Properties of Starch from Wild Yam from Zimbabwe, Starch/Starke, 46, pp.85-88.

Administrative Personnel

Esther Jasi
Personal AssistantEsther
BComm Honours in Management, PGDM in Management, Diploma in Business Management, ND in Secretarial Studies



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