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Centre for Rubber Science and Technology

Postdoctoral Students

Student: Dr Mohau Phiri

Postdoctoral study: The development of a life cycle assessment of devulcanization processes and the re-use of devulcanizate in tyre tread formulations.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi & Prof Chris Woolard

MSc Students

Student: Victor Agbakoba

Current MSc Project: Development of carbon nano-tube reinforced condoms.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi & Dr Clarence Yan

Student: Nicholas Barfknecht

Current MSc project: tbc

Supervisor: Prof Charmain Cilliers

Student: Annemé Boyce

Current MSc Project: The devulcanization of model compounds by variety of diphenyldisulfides.

Supervisors: Prof Chris Woolard & Dr Percy Hlangothi 

Student: Jacolien Du Plessis

Current MSc project: Synthesis and possible chemosensing applications of carbon nanoparticles with triazole-coumarin units from recycled tyre pyrolysis oil.

Supervisor: Dr Neliswa Mama

Student: Dean Gifford

Current MSc project: tbc

Supervisor: Prof Charmain Cilliers

Student: Pumza Mente

Current MSc Project: Natural fibre reinforced waste rubber composites.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi, Prof Chris Woolard and Dr Tshwafo Motaung (CSIR)

Student: Keith Nare

Current MSc Project: The study of the interaction between rubber crumbs and Bitumen in a wet process.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi & Prof Chris Woolard 

Student: Phuti Tsipa

Current MSc Project: Analysis of oil derived from waste rubber.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi, Prof Ben Zeelie & Dr Neliswa Mama

MTech Students

Student: Siyamtanda Masele

Current MTech project:  An investigation on the use of Vistamaxx and Crumb-Rubber blend as a potential modifier for homopolymer virgin and recycled plastics.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi 

Student: Siseko Mgangato

Current MTech project: The study of the interaction between rubber crumbs and Bitumen in a dry process.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi & Dr James Carson

Student: Sibulele Pakade

Current MTech Project: Binary and ternary blends of recycled polyolefin, waste rubber crumb & wood flour.

Supervisors: Dr Percy Hlangothi, Prof Chris Woolard & Dr Kathy Garde

Student: Thembela Sonti

Current MTech project: Extraction of a devulcanizing agent from a South African plant.

Supervisors: Dr Buyiswa Hlangothi & Prof Chris Woolard

BSc Honours Students

Student: Jabulani Gumede

Current BSc Honours project: tbc

Supervisor: Dr Percy Hlangothi

Student: Ranvir Maharaj

Current BSc Honours project: tbc

Supervisor: Prof Charmain Cilliers