Dr Marina du Toit

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Maria was born in Krugersdorp and matriculated in 2006 from the High School Riebeeckrand in Randfontein. She then enrolled at the Potchefstroom Campus of the NWU, where she successfully obtained the degrees in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering (cum laude) and the PhD in Nuclear Engineering.  Her work experience has been varied, including stints at the Nuclear Analysis group in Megawatt Park and the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town.  She currently lectures at the NWU Potchefstroom Campus, along with post-graduate supervision and examining.


B.Eng (Chemical Engineering), Specialization in mineral Processing, North West University, Potchefstroom, 2010

M. Eng (Nuclear Engineering), Cum Laude. North West University, Potchefstroom, 2013

PhD (Nuclear Engineering), North West University, Potchefstroom, 2017

Recent Publications

Du Toit M. H & Cilliers A.C. 2014. Preliminary economic evaluation of thorium-based fuels in PWRs, American Nuclear Society- Nuclear Technology, Vol 187.

Du Toit M.H. 2015. Proposal for reduced Carbon-Emission Nuclear Electricity Generation in South Africa by Utilizing Thorium, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa.

Nyalunga G., Naicker V., Du Toit M. 2016. Developing skills for neutronic modeling of nuclear power reactors in South Africa, Journal of Energy in Southern Africa.