On Friday 21 February 2020, the C3 auditorium opened at 10pm to welcome our academics and students for a lecture by Prof. Dr. Harald Pasch, who visited us from the remote South Africa from Stellenbosch University, located in West Cape Province. This university is among the oldest and best in Africa. It was established in 1919 and is located about 80 km from Cape Town.
Prof. Dr. Pasch, as a renowned expert on macromolecular substances and polymers, captivated the audience with the key ideas and visions of his scientific team. These primarily include complex analyses of polymers with regard to their chemical composition and microstructure detected using modern and highly advanced methods of fractionation or spectroscopy. His primary research focus is on the microstructure and chemical composition of different polymers. In his study and later career, Prof. Dr. Pash literally circled the world. His curriculum vitae includes metropolises such as Odessa, Berlin, Darmstadt or Kuwait, where he worked at educational and scientific-research institutions from 1976 to 2007. In 2008, he finally settled at Stellenbosch University and successfully completed his professorship. For several years, he has also worked with our academics in the field of polymers and macromolecular substances.
The lecture not only refreshed our English skills, but also presented some interesting methods applied in modern research in this scientific field. I am pleased that a large group of participants attended the lecture, suggesting that our students and academics are working on themselves in terms of gaining new knowledge in the field of chemistry not only from us but also from abroad.