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Dr. Baghali Guys Mathapa


Dr. Baghali Guys Mathapa

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sciences
Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS)

P/Bag 0027 Gaborone
+267 3650561 ; Cell 77400153
  • PhD topic: Cyclodextrin Structures and Microcapsules for encapsulation of active ingredients


  • PhD in Physical Chemistry (Colloids and Interfacial Science), University of Hull (2014), UK.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Research, University of Hull (2013), UK
  • MSc in Physical Chemistry, University of Botswana (2007), Botswana
  • BSc in Chemistry, University of Botswana (2000), Botswana.

Professional Societies

  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Reaction Stoichiometry
  • Properties of gases and gas laws
  • Solution colligative properties
  • Thermochemistry
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Acids and bases
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics

My research is an interdisciplinary work focused on microencapsulation technologies based on the use of natural oils, natural surfactants as well as molecules and materials of natural origin. A particular emphasis is on novel materials obtained by basic chemistry of self-assembly of cyclodextrin molecules at fluid interfaces in relation to application in surfactant-free emulsions and foams, microcapsules and colloidosomes. Empahasis in on Interface & colloidal chemistry and product development.

Techniques used include; surface and interfacial tension measurements, optical microscopy, fluorescence and electron microscopy, laser diffraction and zeta potential.