Biography:

I am a Senior Engineer/Researcher at Advanced Mathematical Modelling, Modelling and Digital Sciences, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.

In terms of my research I came to realise that materials have always been the core of the projects that really excited me. This is a broad field and I decided to focus on computational materials modelling with specific interest in mechanics of materials, damage and failure, open source software and multiscale modelling. I’m currently enrolled for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria, South Africa with the study focussing on modelling of polymer nanoclay composites.