Dr Casper Steenkamp (Ph.D) from North West University
Herna Boshoff (B.Sc) from the University of Pretoria
Elvera Saayman (B.Eng) from the University of Pretoria

Dr Casper Steenkamp has a Ph.D in Physical Chemistry and was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the North West University.  

He specialized in Physical Chemistry, an area of Chemistry which demands a sound understanding of chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics. He has extensive experience in a multidisciplinary Research & Development environment and some of his work was published in internationally acclaimed subject journals. He was active as student assistant during most of his studies and taught Practical Chemistry to first-year science, pharmacy and engineering students. Any prospective science/mathematics/engineering student can benefit from his more than 20 years experience as a Scientist and active Promoter of Science & Mathematics Education.

  • B.Sc (Chemistry, Computer Science & Mathematics)
  • Hons. B.Sc (Chemistry)
  • M.Sc (Chemistry, cum laude)
  • Ph.D (Physical Chemistry) (Supercritical Fluids)
  • Head student assistant : Chemistry Practical
  • Chemistry I Practical Lecturer
  • Senior R&D Scientist (Homogeneous Catalysis, Organic Synthesis, High Pressure Spectroscopy) at a large Petrochemical Company
  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Founder and principle tutor of ScienceMatters since 2008

Herna Boshoff joined ScienceMatters in 2017, and has been a valuable member ever since.

  • B.Sc from the University of Pretoria (Mathematics and Genetics)
  • Chemistry 2, Physics and animal studies 1
  • Completed and received a diploma for Higher education in 1984
  • Taught Mathematics (Gr 8-12) at Brits and Ermelo Highschool

Elvera Saayman has recently joined the ScienceMatters team, becoming a member early in 2021

  • B.Eng (Chemical Engineering, Cum Laude) at University of Pretoria
  • Chemistry III, Physics II, Mathematics III
  • More than 15 years’ experience in Industry, specializing in Petrochemical, Metallurgical and Water Treatment services.
  • Tutoring Mathematics and Physical Science for AS Level and Highschool students since 2019.