Mr Thabang Ronny Somo

PhD student
PhD student

Mr Somo is currently a PhD student at the University of the Western Cape under HySA Systems research division. His PhD degree is based on High entropy hydrogen storage alloys and perspectives of their application in hydrogen storage systems operating at near-ambient temperatures. The work is supervised by Dr Mykhaylo Lototskyy and co-supervised by Dr Moegamat Wafeeq Davids, Dr Serge Nyallang Nyamsi and Prof Volodymyr Yartys. Mr Somo completed his undergraduate and MSc (Chemistry) at University of Limpopo from 2013 to 2019 (2013-15: BSc (physical sciences), 2016: BScHonours (Chemistry) and 2017-19: MSc (Chemistry). The MSc study was focused on hydrogenation kinetics of AB2 and AB5-based metal alloys.




  • Somo TR, Maponya TC, Davids MW, Hato MJ, Lototskyy MV, Modibane KD. A Comprehensive Review On Hydrogen Absorption Behaviour of Metal Alloys Prepared through Mechanical Alloying. Metals, 10(5), p. 562

  • Maponya TC, Hato MJ, Somo TR, Ramohlola KE, Makhafola MD, Monama GR, Maity A, Modibane KD, Katata-Seru LM. Polyaniline-Based Nanocomposites for Enviromental Remediation. In Heavy Metal Ions Removal 2019 Nov 11. intechOpen

  • Makhafola MD, Ramohlola KE, Maponya TC, Somo TR, Iwuoha EI, Makgopa K, Hato MJ, Molapo KM, Modibane KD. Electrocatalytic Activity of Graphene OxideMetal Organic Framework Hybrid Composite on Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Properties. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci, 2020; 15:4884-99



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