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Mintek researcher’s book published by Nova Science

Dr Teboho Mokhena, a Principal Scientist at Mintek has published a book titled Handbook of Carbon-Based Filler(s) Reinforced PLA Biocomposites: Fundamentals to Applications.

The book is co-authored by T.C. Mokhena and Mokgaotsa Jonas Mochane and is published by Nova Science Publishers, a leading publisher of academic books in science, technology, and medicine.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the synthesis, properties and applications of polylactic acid (PLA) and its composites with carbon-based fillers.

“It also discusses the challenges and opportunities of using PLA as a sustainable and biodegradable material for various fields”, explains Mokhena.

The book was published on 03 November 2023 and is available for purchase online from the Novapublisher's website or any other online platform.

Dr Mokhena holds a PhD in polymer science from the University of Free State. Dr Mokhena's work at Mintek focuses on the development of nanostructured materials for advanced applications.

His research is centred on using waste materials to create high-value nanostructured materials. The goal of his research is to develop technologies that can help solve global issues such as the water, energy, and health crises.