Dr Mokgaotsa Jonas Mochane, Central University of Technology

Dr Mochane is a polymer chemist with a PhD in polymer science from the University of the Free State (2015). His research focuses on natural fibre hybrid composites for advanced applications, using biopolymer-based composites to replace conventional fuel-based polymers. Dr Mochane is a recipient of NRF Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers (2020–2025), research development grants for Y-rated researchers (2021-2023) and the Central University of Technology DHET Grant, Mid-Career Researcher Award (2019). He holds a Y2 NRF rating.