Prof Percy Hlangothi

Position: Assoc. Prof. – Physical & Polymer Chemistry & Director – Centre for Rubber Science & Technology

Department: Chemistry

Room: Ground Floor Room 0005

Building: 13

Campus: South Campus

Phone: +27(0)41 504 2437


Personal Site: Google Scholar


Research Interests

My R & D activity and interest is in polymer processing technologies and in finding novel ways of contributing towards the circular economy of solid waste materials such as tyres, plastics and biomass.

Representative publications and scholarly works

  1. Agbakoba VC, Hlangothi SP, Yah C & Simante G, Title: A study of the flow behaviour of prevulcanised natural rubber latex/single-walled carbon nanotubes blends using rotational viscometry and power law model, Applied Rheology, 28, (2018), 1 – 10
  2. Mapoloko Mpho Phiri, Motshabi Alinah Sibeko, Mohau Justice Phiri & Shanganyane Percy Hlangothi, Title: Effect of free foaming and pre-curing on the thermal, morphological and physical properties of reclaimed tyre rubber foam composites, Journal of Cleaner Production, 218, (2019), 665 - 672
  3. Keith Nare, and Shanganyane Percy Hlangothi, Title: Optimising co-blends of crumb rubber and ethylene vinyl acetate in 70/100 bitumen, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 13(4), (2019), 571 - 582
  4. Jabulani Gumede, James Carson, Lukanyo Bolo & Shanganyane Hlangothi, Title: Effect of single-walled carbon nanotubes on the cure and mechanical properties of reclaimed rubber/natural rubber blends, Materials Today Communications, 23, (2020)
  5. Bothwell Nyoni, Sifundo Duma, Lukanyo Bolo, Shaka Shabangu & Shanganyane P. Hlangothi, Title: Co-pyrolysis of South African bituminous coal and Scenedesmus microalgae: Kinetics and synergistic effects study, International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, 7, (2020), 807-815
  6. Mapoloko Mpho Phiri, Mohau Justice Phiri, Krzysztof Formela & Shanganyane Percy Hlangothi, Title: Chemical surface etching methods for ground tire rubber as sustainable approach for environmentally-friendly composites development– a review, Composites Part B: Engineering, 204, (2021) 108429,
  7. Jabulani I.Gumede, Buyiswa G.Hlangothi, Briswell Mabuto, Chris D.Woolard & Shanganyane P.Hlangothi, Title: Devulcanization of natural rubber/styrene-butadiene rubber unfilled blend in supercritical carbon dioxide using Tulbaghia violacea crude extract, Journal of Cleaner Production, 362, 2022.