Dr. Mohan Turup Pandurangan (Durban University of Technology) is a mechanical engineer with a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2006). His research interests are in material sciences, with a focus on polymer composites. Dr. Mohan collaborates with various researchers locally and internationally in his research field and has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on 10 funding grants during the past 12 years. Dr. Mohan holds a C3 rating from the NRF.