Professor Dhanjay JHURRY, CSK, GOSK
Academic Complex Tower Block,
University of Mauritius, Reduit
Tel : +230 4037400 Ext: 7415
Fax : 466 7900
Professor Dhanjay Jhurry was appointed Vice-Chancellor on 6 March 2017 and he assumed office on 9 March 2017.
He received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry in 1992 from Bordeaux-1 University (France). After spending three years as Research Chemist at Flamel Technologies company in Lyon, France working on biomedical polymers, in December 1994, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Mauritius as Lecturer and was appointed Professor in 2005. He held the post of National Research Chair in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery under the Mauritius Research Council from 2012 to 2016. He founded and headed the Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research (CBBR), a centre attached to the University of Mauritius, from 2011 to 2016.
Prof Jhurry worked on sucrose-based polymers for his PhD. His mainstream research in polymer science, biomaterials and tissue engineering, nanotechnology/nanomedicine and drug delivery has led to 70 papers in scholarly journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Polymer International and also a member of the IUPAC Committee on Polymers.
He has received various national and international awards and recognition including the first Best Mauritian Scientist Award in 2011, the ‘Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean’ insignia by the Rep. of Mauritius in 2012 and the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques’ insignia by the Rep. of France in 2007. He was designated ‘Mauricien de l’Annee 2011’ by local newspaper l’Express. Prof Jhurry was also Vice-President of the COMESA Innovation Council from 2013 to 2015.