Dr Bathusile Nelisiwe Masina

CSIR senior researcher

Masina’s research interests focus on laser applications in materials and their applications in industry.

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Masina is a researcher in the laser-enabled manufacturing laboratory at the CSIR National Laser Centre. She has a PhD in physics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her work focuses on the additive manufacturing of titanium metal matrix composites for high-temperature and armour applications. She also investigates the spall response behaviour of additive manufactured titanium specimens under shock loading, using a velocity interferometer system for any reflector system.

Expertise: Laser, Optics, Laser beam shaping, Thin film, Materials

Academic qualifications: 
  • (Physics), University of Zululand, 2008
  • PhD (Physics), University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2016


Dr Nelisiwe Bathusile Masina, CSIR Manufacturing expert

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Dr Bathusile Nelisiwe Masina