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Mapoloko Mpho Phiri, Speaker at Materials Conferences
Mapoloko Mpho Phiri
Nelson Mandela University, South Africa


Dr Phiri studied BSc Chemical Technology at National University of Lesotho and graduated in September 2008, she then worked as a Chemistry demonstrator for 2 years at the same University. In 2010 she enrolled for BSc Honors polymer science and joined the Prof Bert Klumperman's research group where her MSc work focused on the kinetics and mechanistic aspects of controlled radical polymerization and graduated in March 2013. Her PhD title was on the development of high solids coatings based on molecular brushes and the PhD polymer science degree was awarded in March 2017 at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She then started her journey as a Postdoctoral researcher  at Nelson Mandela University, hosted by Prof Percy Hlangothi. Here her research focused on the valorization of waste materials including waste rubber and waste polymers. Additionally, she was occasionally contracted to teach adhesion chemistry to BSc honors students and organic chemistry to advanced diploma class.  To date, she has published 6 articles in SCI(E) journals and 2 book chapters to date.

Oral Presentation (In-Person)