Dr. Rapela Maphanga

Senior Researcher, University of Limpopo

Dr Regina Maphanga is a Senior Researcher at the Materials Modelling Centre, University of Limpopo. She completed her PhD in Physics in 2005, which was upgraded from MSc, at the University of Limpopo. Her research focuses on computational modelling of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries for use in energy storage devices. Dr Maphanga is a member of the Global Young Academy. She is the recipient of 2009/10 NSTF research award for distinguished young black female researcher over the last 2-5 years and recipient of 2012 Distinguished Young Women Scientist in the Physical and Engineering Sciences for outstanding contribution in Science, Engineering and Technology.