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Professor Simon Mukwembi
Simon Mukwembi
  Professor Simon Mukwembi, a University of KwaZulu-Natal 2013 Distinguished Teacher awardee, has over 14 years of experience in teaching Mathematics at various Universities across Africa. He is an NRF rated researcher, who has published over 45 articles solving old and new problems in his field of study – graph theory and its applications. 

Moreover, he is a Managing Editor of a leading international, DoE accredited journal, Utilitas Mathematica, where he uses his expertise to sieve research work, accepting only really good research findings. In addition, Professor Mukwembi has a strong record of community engagement. His activities range from being in charge of judges and judging at Science Expo to taking part in several projects aimed at consolidating High School Teachers’ content knowledge in Mathematics. 
His activities, in the administration of the university, range from the smallest to the biggest aspect of the work done by academics; from coordinating courses, being part of several university committees to being an Academic Leader.
     
Quote:
  "Understanding the root cause of a problem is the bedrock to obtaining best solutions."
Position:
  Honorary Associate Professor
     
Qualifications:
  PhD (Mathematics)
MPhil (Mathematics)
BA Hons (Mathematics)
Email:   mukwembi@ukzn.ac.za
     
Recent Publications:
  S. Mukwembi, On spanning cycles, paths and trees. Discrete Appl. Math. 161 (2013) 2217-2222. 

S. Mukwembi, A note on diameter and the degree sequence of a graph. Appl. Math. Lett. 25 (2012) 175-178.

S. Mukwembi, A note on the effects of replenishment of depleted cells in HIV infection dynamics: a graph-theoretic approach. Physica A 387 (2008) 1200-1204.

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