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Chris Woolard BSc Phd (Cape Town)

Chris Woolard graduated with a PhD from the University of Cape Town. He has lectured at the University of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

Currently he is employed as a principal scientist by Sasol Technology at the Sasol Advanced Fuels Laboratory on the campus of the University of Cape Town. He is also a part-time lecturer of postgraduate courses at the Centre for Materials Engineering and in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Research Interests

He has significant experience in Materials Science, particularly focused on research in rubber science and technology for various tyre manufacturers, motor vehicle manufacturers and synthetic rubber producers. He was a founding member of Rubber Nano Products which has developed a nanomaterial for rubber modification. His research has also spanned a wide variety of other polymer and materials science activities. These include materials for solar science, particulate polymer composites, methods for polymer characterization and polymer waste utilisation.