Postgraduate students

Paul Shangase

Tel no: +27 21 650 5339



Personal details

Thobani Paul Shangase is originally from Durban, Kwazulu-Natal and attended Umlazi Comtech High School where he matriculated with a number of distictions.He is a UCT graduate with a BSc degree in Chemistry and Molecular Biology and BSc(Honours) Materials Science. He’s also a holder of a couple of certificates in Project Management and techniques in Polymer Science. He is a City of Cape Town Bursar who’s offered a position amongst the department upon the completion of his studies.


Current research

Supervisor: Professor Genevieve Langdon

He is currently pursuing an MSc(Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering at BISRU. He’s main research focus is on analysing the microstructure and mechanical properties of blast loaded plates, his research will assist in obtaining information that provides evidence for the seen mechanical behaviour and properties of blast loaded plates. In the real world this can be useful because if information about the microstructure is obtained then manipulation of that microstructure can easily be done to obtain the desired properties.