University of KwaZulu-Natal

The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities.

The University of Durban-Westville was established in the 1960s as the University College for Indians on Salisbury Island in Durban Bay. Student numbers throughout the 1960s were low as a result of the Congress Alliances’ policy of shunning apartheid structures. This policy gave way in the 1980s to a strategy of “education under protest” which sought to transform apartheid institutions into sites of struggle. Student numbers grew rapidly and in 1971, the College was granted University status. The following year, the newly-named University of Durban-Westville moved into its modern campus in Westville and was a site of major anti-apartheid struggle. UDW became an autonomous institution in 1984, opening up to students of all races.

Equipment at this Institution

1 Bruker Maxi 4G Ultra High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Solution
2 Clavis 2 QKD Platform Id3110
3 Bio-Rad VersaDoc 4000 Imaging System
4 Waters 486 UV-vis Detector
5 Waters 996 Photodiode Array Detector (PDA)
6 Waters Delta Prep 4000 Chromatography System Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
7 BioTools ChirallR-2X Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD) Spectrometer
8 Bruker X Band ESR Spectrometer Electron Spin Resonance spectrometer (ESR)
9 Philips PW1710 X-Ray Diffraction Spectrometer X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
10 Philips PW1830 X-Ray Diffraction Spectrometer X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
11 Philips PW1404 X-ray Fluoresence (XRF) Spectrometer
12 Philips X-ray Fluoresence (XRF) Spectrometer
13 Zeiss EVO 15LS Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (VPSEM) Electron Microscopes
14 Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Surface Area Analyser
15 TA Instruments SDT-Q600 Thermo Gravimetric Analyser with Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TGA-DSC) Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
16 Shimadzu TOC-V CPN Total Oganic Carbon Analyser
17 Bruker Total Protein/Peptide Solution (TP/PS) Total Protein/Peptide Solution
18 Beckman Coulter Optima Ultra Centrifuge
19 Bruker Maxis 4G, Amazon Speed Series Ultra High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Solution
20 Carl Zeiss Ultra Plus Field emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FEGSEM) Electron Microscopes
21 Beckman Coulter Ultra-centrifuge Optima L90K
22 Shimadzu UV 3600 UV-VIS NIR Spectrometer UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer unit
23 Varian AA SPECTRA 200 HT Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
24 Rigaku Alchemist II Crystallisation Screen Maker, Phoenix Reservoir and Protein Nano Dispenser, Gallery 160 Plate Hotel for Plate Storage and Handling, Desktop Minstrel UV Plate Inspection and Scoring System
25 Varian LS 3801 Scintillation Counter
26 Varian LS 6000 Scintillation Counter
27 Shimadzu Detector SPD-20A, degasser DGU-20A5, communications buss module CBM-20A, pump LC-20AT, fraction collector FRC-10A, autosampler SIL-20A
28 Sorval Centrifuge
29 ASD Fieldspec 3 MAX Spectroradiometer
30 ASD Fieldspec Pro Spectroradiometer
31 Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 with Universal ATR
32 Hi-Tech Scientific SF-61 DX2 Stop Flow
33 Quantachrome Sub-ambient Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) - Thermal Analysis Q2000 with LNCS Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
34 Cryogenic 5 Tesla Cryogen Free Mini-VSM with Integrated VTI and high temperature facility to 700 K
35 BMG Labtech FLUOstar Optima Microplate Reader
36 Perkin Elmer Multiwave 3000 Microwave Sample Digestion System
37 Leco FP-2000 Nitrogen Analyser
38 Leco Truspec Nitrogen Analyser
39 Corbett Research PCR Rotorgene 6000
40 ABI Prism PCR Thermal Cycler
41 Bruker D8 Advance with Goebel Mirror X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
42 Applied Biosystems Procise 491 Sequencer
43 UKZN Respirometer
44 Varian HPLC 5000 Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
45 Agilent HPLC with Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM AFM) and Raman Spectrometer Scanning Probe Microscopes
46 Bruker D8 Advanced with an Anton Paar XRK900 Reaction Cell X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
47 Perkin Elmer Optima 2100 DV ICP-OES Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP) Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP)
48 Perkin Elmer Optima 5300 DV ICP-OES Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer(ICP) Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP)
49 Perkin Elmer ELAN 6100 Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) Inductively Coupled Plasma MS (ICP-MS)
50 Dionex Ion Chromatograph (IC) ICS-90 Ion Chromatograph
51 Luzchem LFP-112 Laser Flash Photolysis
52 Waters Agilent 6200 Accurate-Mass Liquid Chromatography-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (LC-TOF MS) Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
53 Metrohm 882 ANCAT System Ion Chromatograph
54 Agilent 6820 Gas Chromatograph (GC) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
55 Agilent 5973 MSD Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
56 Trimble Pro XRT GPS Receiver
57 Shimadzu LC10 High Performance/Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
58 Agilent HPLC 1100 RI Detector
59 Agilent HPLC 1100 UV Detector Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
60 Agilent HPLC 1200 Series with PDA Detector Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
61 Shimadzu HPLC LC-20AT Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
62 Varian HPLC Prostar Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
63 Spectra Systems P4000 HPLC Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
64 Leco VTF-900/CHNS-932 Elemental Analyser
65 Braun Biostat C Fermentor
66 Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 100 Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (FAAS) Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
67 Beckman Coulter Epics Flow Cytometer
68 Zeiss Axiophot Fluorescent Light Microscope Fluorescent Microscopes
69 Bruker Alpha ATR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
70 Varian Gas Chromatograph (GC) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
71 Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 Gas Chromatograph (GC) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
72 Perkin Elmer AutosystemXL Gas Chromatograph (GC) Gas Chromatograph (GC)
73 Shimadzu GC-2010 Gas Chromatograph Gas Chromatograph (GC)
74 Micromeritics Gemini BET Surface Area Analyser Surface Area and Pore analysis
75 Syngene Chemi Genius 2 Bio Imaging System
76 LakeShore Cryotronics 735 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer with an EM4 Electromagnet with Stand and Chiller and a Model 642 Bipolar Power Supply
77 Leco AC 500 Bomb Calorimeter
78 Bio-Rad Chef Mapper
79 Syngene iChemi Chemi-Luminescence System
80 Micromeritics Autochem II Chemisorption Analyser
81 MTS YAW4206 Compression Testing Machine
82 Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyser 3100 DNA Sequencer
83 Jeol Superprobe Electron Microprobe
84 Applied Biosystems 7500 Real-Time PCR Systems
85 Beckman Coulter Avanti J26-XPI Centrifuge
86 Waters 600E Pump Multi-Solvent Delivery System
87 Metrohm 797 VA Computrance
88 Bran & Luebbe TRAACS 2000 Auto Analyser Water Analyser
89 Rigaku Phoenix HT Automated Crystallization Unit
90 Carl Zeiss Axio Observer Z1RP Inverted Microscope
91 Becton Dickinson 335216 BD LSR II Base System and Accessories
92 Beckman Coulter L7-55 Centrifuge
93 Beckman Coulter Superspeed Centrifuge