August 16, 2017
Ndebombuya Mokaloba holds a B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering from University of Botswana, B. Honours (Metallurgy) and MSc Chemical Technology from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD (Engineering) from the University of Botswana. His academic interests covered Manufacturing, Physical Metallurgy, also, Polymer Science, Polymer Processing, and Polymer Engineering. His research at PhD focused on the Development and Characterization of a Polymer matrix based and Cellulosic-fiber reinforced Composite Material. He has published articles on modification of cellulosic fibers purposed for engineering applications as reinforcement agent in Composite materials. He is trained as a Technical assessor, with extensive experience in the evaluation of engineering materials, with inclination towards the Metallic and the Polymeric, and development of testing methodologies. He has consulted on laboratory-competency establishment and product quality-inspections for government infrastructural development projects.
Dr. Mokaloba is presently engaged in industry-driven investigation and exploitation of the potential of untapped natural raw materials and industrial by-products towards production of building materials and products. He is engaged in the development of technologies for production of building materials, identification of innovative uses for the same materials, and modification of conventional building materials for enhancement of their performance characteristics. His area of engagement encompass the testing of materials for fitness-for-purpose and development of Testing methodologies for products of innovation. Dr. Mokaloba also engages in the Assessment and Certification of materials and products for performance.
Research Interest: The Science and Engineering of Materials, Development and Characterization of Engineering Composites, Characterization of Metals, and Product Conformity Assessment (Quality Assurance).