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Durgaprasad Madras Rajaraman Iyer













PROJECT TITLE: Vascular Plant Biophotovoltaic devices

Durga is one of CeBER’s international PhD students, transferring from Cambridge (MPhil) to UCT in 2012. Durga was born in Chennai (India) and grew up in Bangalore; a remarkable heritage that enhances the diversity of his new home in the leafy Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Durga enjoys reading, watching movies and playing cricket and has discovered a new found love of hiking since arriving in the Western Cape. Upon completion of his PhD, Durga aspires to become an entrepreneur and has already started honing his public speaking skills through his involvement with the UCT Toast Master’s!