Dr Ntombizodwa R. Mathe

CSIR senior researcher

Dr Mathe’s research focuses on laser-enabled manufacturing, specifically additive manufacturing and business development in this field.

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Mathe holds a PhD in chemistry obtained in 2015 from the University of the Witwatersrand. She joined CSIR as an MSc studentship candidate in 2007, which she completed in 2010 and was offered a PhD studentship. She joined the Laser Enabled Manufacturing group as a senior researcher in 2016, focusing on business development and additive manufacturing. Her research focus is on titanium, aluminium and high entropy alloys 3D printing, and the pre-industrialisation of additive manufacturing for the manufacturing industry. Mathe acts as a co-supervisor to Masters and Doctoral students registered at the Tshwane University of Technology, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg and University of Cape Town.

Expertise: Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Laser-enabled manufacturing; Microscopy

Academic qualifications: 
  • PhD (Chemistry), University of Witwatersrand, 2015
  • (Physics), University of Cape Town, 2010



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Dr Ntombizodwa R. Mathe