Shanganyane P. Hlangothi
Percy Hlangothi is an inaugural Director of the Centre for Rubber Science & Technology, a research entity in the Faculty of Science at Nelson Mandela University (NMU). In this position, he oversees a variety of academic and industrial R&D projects as well as technical and scientific services/support to the general polymer industry, especially the automotive sector. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the university’s Department of Chemistry, where he facilitates learning in physical and polymer chemistry. His research and development activity is anchored around finding novel ways of contributing towards the circular economy of waste materials such as tyres, plastics and biomass. He published several journal articles in these topics as well as a book chapter and a patent. His qualifications include PhD (Chemistry) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA), both from NMU.