Manjusha Sunil


Manjusha Sunil

Water Research Commission ,
Innovations Manager

Dr Manjusha Sunil is the Innovations Manager at the Water Research Commission (WRC). She joined the WRC in November 2015.

Dr Sunil’s job focuses on driving innovations forward through innovation platforms and sector partnerships to facilitate high-level, collaborative technology demonstrators from the public and private sectors to maximise the potential of the water innovation value chain.

Prior to joining the WRC, she was based at the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF) where she headed the Public Understanding of Biotechnology Programme in the Science Communication Unit.

Manjusha holds a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of the Free State (UFS). Her background is in lipid biotechnology and worked as a researcher in the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology at UFS for before joining NRF/SAASTA.