Dr Casper Steenkamp(PhD) from North West University
Herna Boshoff(BSc.) from University of Pretoria

Dr Casper Steenkamp has a PhD 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
  • ScienceMatters Principal Tutor 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 High schools