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June 20, 2018

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Gertrude Fomo

** ******* ******, *****, ************, South Africa, Tel: +278********,


Passport number: 0286955

Nationality: Cameroonian

Criminal record: None

Gender: Female

Status: Married


Ph.D. in physical chemistry, specialized in electrochemistry University of the Western Cape, South Africa


Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry, specialized in coordination chemistry University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon


Matric in science

High school of Fokoué, Dschang, Cameroon



- French (first language): read, spoken and written

- English (second language): read, spoken and written PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of SACI (South African Chemical Institute)

Member of OWSD (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World)

Member of CAFOBIOS (Cameroon Forum for Biological Sciences) PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

IBC SOLAR Technical and Sales Training - supported by maxx-solar energy SKILLS

I have:

Great skills in MS Excel; MS PowerPoint; MS Word; MS Office; MS Outlook,

knowledge LabView software, PV Manager and solidworks software

Excellent ability in various techniques such as: electrochemical techniques, microstructure analysis, spectroscopy analysis, metal coating techniques; synthesis and purification

Knowledge on molecular modelling using software as Gaussian, TD-DFT and Indo/S or Zindo calculation.


Gertrude Fomo

59 Tudhope street, Berea, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +278********,

Post-doctoral researcher

Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Currently working on tribology of recycled cemented tungsten carbide hardmetals. Coating of steels to improve their wear and corrosion resistance April 2018



Post-doctoral researcher

DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Rhodes University, South Africa Lead project on the development of new nanomaterials and conducting materials for applications such as: renewable energies, electrochemical sensors, nonlinear optics and synthesis of nanofibers using conductive polymers for water treatment. I studied the photophysico-chemical properties of synthesised hybrid carbon based nanomaterial and I also assisted Masters and PhD students with their project. 2016



Research assistant

University of the Western Cape, South Africa:

Writing articles for publications in scientific journals and assisting Masters and doctoral students


Teaching (Part-time)

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Teaching thermodynamic chemistry, quantum mechanics and electrochemistry courses in 3rd year and master


Teaching Assistant (Part-time)

Cape peninsula university of technology, Cape Town, South Africa Teaching Physics courses to Undergraduate Students in the Department of Physics 2015

Tutor at the Writing Centre

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Assist students in their writing up skills for their easy assignments and thesis 2014


University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Assist undergraduate students for their practical in organic / inorganic / physical chemistry laboratories





High School of Bafou-Sud, West-Cameroon

Teaching chemistry and Computer literacy



(1) Lekhetho S. Mpeta, Gertrude Fomo and Tebello Nyokong, Click chemistry electrode modification using 4-ethynylbenzyl substituted cobalt phthalocyanine for applications in electrocatalysis, journal of coordination chemistry, 2018,

(2) Gertrude Fomo, Njemuwa Nwaji, Tebello Nyokong, Low symmetric metallophthalocyanine modified electrode via click chemistry for simultaneous detection of heavy metals, accepted, Journal of electroanalytical chemistry, 2018

Gertrude Fomo

59 Tudhope street, Berea, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +278********,

(3) Bokolombe P. Ngoy, Zweli Hlatshwayo, Njemuwa Nwaji, Gertrude Fomo, John Mack and Tebello Nyokong, Photophysical and optical limiting properties at 532 nm of BODIPY dyes with p - benzyloxystyryl groups at the 3,5-positions, J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2017; 21: 1-10 DOI:10.1142/S1088424617500857

(4) Gertrude Fomo, Ojodomo J. Achadu, and Tebello Nyokong, One-pot synthesis of graphene quantum dots–phthalocyanines supramolecular hybrid and the investigation of their photophysical properties, Journal of Materials Science, (2018) 53:538–548

(5) Bokolombe P. Ngoy, Nthabeleng Molupe, Jessica Harris, Gertrude Fomo, John Mack, and Tebello Nyokong, Photophysical Studies of 2,6-Dibrominated BODIPY Dyes Substituted with 4- Benzyloxystyryl Substituents, J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2017; 21: 431-438.

(6) Yingjie Niu, Minzhi Li, Qianchong Zhang, Weihua Zhu, John Mack, Gertrude Fomo, Tebello Nyokong, Xu Liang, Halogen substituted A2B type Co(III)triarylcorroles: Synthesis, electronic structure and two step modulation of electrocatalyzed hydrogen evolution reactions, Dyes and Pigments 142 (2017) 416–428

(7) Gertrude Fomo, TT Waryo, P Baker, EI Iwuoha., Electrochemical Deposition and Properties of Polyaniline Films on Carbon and Precious Metal Surfaces in Perchloric Acid/ Acetonitrile, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 2016, 11, 103**-*****.

(8) Li, Minzhi; Niu, Yingjie; Zhu, Weihua; Mack, John; Fomo, Gertrude; Nyokong, Tebello; Liang, Xu, A2B type Copper(III)corroles Containing Zero-to-Five Fluorine Atoms: Synthesis, Electronic Structure and Facile Modulation of Electrocatalyzed Hydrogen Evolution, Dyes and Pigments, 2016, 137, 523-531

(9) Charles. S. J. N. O’Donoghue, Gertrude Fomo and Tebello Nyokong, Electrode modification using alkynes manganese and click chemistry for electroanalysis, Electroanalysis, 2016, 28 (12), 3019-3027.

(10) Yan, Yu; Wu, Fan; Qin, Jiawei; Xu, Haijun; Shi, Maohu; Zhou, Jingfeng; Mack, John; Fomo, Gertrude, Nyokong, Tebello and Shen, Zhen, Efficient energy transfer in ethynyl bridged corrole– BODIPY dyads, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, 6 (76), 728**-*****.

(11) Gertrude Fomo, Tesfaye T Waryo, Christopher E Sunday, Abd A Baleg, Priscilla G Baker, Emmanuel I Iwuoha, Recognition-modulated electroactive P-doped PANI PSSA films for the detection of tetrodotoxin, Sensors, 2015, 15 (9), 225**-*****.

(12) Christopher E Sunday, Mawethu Bilibana, Sinazo Qakala, Oluwakemi Tovide, Kerileng M Molapo, Gertrude Fomo, Chinwe O Ikpo, Tesfaye Waryo, Gcineka Mbambisa, Bulelwa Mpushe, Avril Williams, Priscilla GL Baker, Sibulelo Vilakazi, Robert Tshikhudo, Emmanuel I Iwuoha, Modulation of the matrix effect ofnafion on tris(bipyridine) ruthenium(II) electrochemical probes by functionalisation with 4- nitrophenylazo graphene-gold nanocomposite. Electrochimica Acta, 2014,128, 128-137.

(13) Abd Almonam Baleg, Nazeem Jahed, Anne L Djoumessi Yonkeu, Njagi Njomo, Gcineka Mbambisa, Kerileng M Molapo, Xolile G Fuku, Gertrude Fomo, Hlamulo Makelane, Abebaw Tsegaye, Tesfaye T Waryo, Priscilla Baker, Sibulelo Vilakazi, Robert Tshikhudo, Emmanuel I Iwuoha, Impedimetry and microscopy ofelectrosynthetic poly(propylene imine)-co-polypyrrole conducting dendrimeric star copolymers, Electrochimica Acta, 2014, 15(9), 225**-*****. Work in reviewing

Gertrude Fomo

59 Tudhope street, Berea, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +278********,

(1) Francis Chindeka, Azole Sindelo, Gertrude Fomo, David Oluyinka Oluwole, Jonathan Britton, Philani Mashazi, Tebello Nyokong, The fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells based on phthalocyanine dyes: comparison of graphene oxide and platinum as photocathodes, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2018

(2) Nnaemeka nnaji; Njemuwa Nwaji; Gertrude Fomo; John Mack, Tebello Nyokong, Inhibition of chloride ion-induced aluminium corrosion using benzothiazole derived phthalonitrile and phthalocyanine, Applied Surface Science, 2018

Book chapter in reviewing

(1) Gertrude Fomo, Emmanuel I. Iwuoha; in Springer Handbook of Functional Polymers; chapter: Electrochemical polymerization; publisher: Springer REFERENCES

Prof Tebello Nyokong, Departement of Chemistry, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa, Tel: +27 (0-46-603-****/8260, Fax: +27(0) 46 622 5109; E-mail: Prof. Emmanuel Iwuoha, University of the Western Cape, Department of Chemistry, Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535, Cape Town, South Africa. Tel: +27-21-959-****; Fax: +27-21-959-****; E-mail:

Prof. Jean Ngoune, University of Dschang, Chemistry department, BP : 67, Dschang-Cameroun. Tel:

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