• Jacolien du Plessis, 2018. The Synthesis of Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials from Waste Rubber Sourced Carbon for Chemosensing during Water Purification ProcessesMSc (Chemistry). Supervisors: Dr N Mama & Prof V Nyamori (UKZN)          
  • Thembela Sonti, 2018. Extraction of diallyl sulphides, and other similar compounds from Tulbaghia violacea, for potential use as devulcanising agent. MTech (Chemistry). Supervisors: Dr B Hlangothi & Prof C Woolard    
  • Phuti Tsipa, 2018. Fuel production from tyre derived oil and the development of chemical degradation method for waste tyres. MSc (Chemistry). Supervisors: Dr S Hlangothi, Prof B Zeelie, Dr N Mama & Dr M Phiri 
  • Victor Chike Agbakoba, 2018. Potential Use of carbon nanotubes as a nanofiller for natural rubber latex condoms. MSc (Chemistry). Supervisors: Dr S Hlangothi, Dr C Yan & Prof G Simante (Wits) 
  • Austine Iroegbu, 2018. Effects of polymerization conditions on the mechanism and properties of Poly(Furfuryl) Alcohol resin. MSc (Chemistry). Supervisors: Dr D Groof, Dr N Mama & Dr S Hlangothi.
  • Nicholas Barfknecht, 2018. A decision support system for renewable resource allocation. MSc (Computer Science). Supervisor: Prof C Cilliers            
  • Dean Gifford, 2018. The Categorisation of Waste Tyres using Image Processing Techniques on Tyre Sidewall Images. MSc (Computer Science). Supervisor: Prof J Greyling
  • Robert Yuill, 2018. Use of rubber tyres as an alternative ingredient in cementitious building materials. MSc (Construction Management). Supervisors: Mr C Allen & Dr C Woolard


  • Keith Nare, 2017. Formulation development and thermorheological properties of crumb rubber/eva modified bitumen (MSc Chemistry)Supervisors: Dr S Hlangothi & Prof C Woolard
  • Annemé Boyce, 2017. The devulcanization of model compounds by variety of diphenyldisulfides. (MSc Chemistry). Supervisors: Prof C Woolard & Dr S Hlangothi 
  • Pumza Mente, 2017. ‘Green’ Natural Fibre Reinforced Natural Rubber/ Reclaimed Rubber Composites. MSc (Chemistry). Supervisors: Dr S Hlangothi, Prof C Woolard & Dr T Motaung
  • Grant Eastwood, 2017. A mobile model supporting tyre identification and harvesting. MSc (Computer Science). Supervisors: Prof C Cilliers and Dr K Naude


  • Stuart von Berg, 2016. The characterization of and formulation development using a novel tyre devulcanizateMSc (Chemistry). Supervisors: Prof CD Woolard & Dr SP Hlangothi