Dennis Moyo

Mr D Moyo

Telephone       +27 (0)12 420-6388

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Office                Chemistry 2-33
Position            Control Instructor
Academic qualification    PhD Candidate
Practical training

First year practicals

Modules: CMY 117, CMY 127, CMY 151, CMY 154, CHM 181, CHM 171, CHM 172

Research interests

Chemical product design with a strong emphasis on functional polymers and polymer modification by compounding and reactive processing.


Academic Honorary Colours (2019), University of Pretoria – The Student Representative Council


Selected Publications

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Journal articles

Mapossa, António B., Jorge López-Beceiro, Ana María Díaz-Díaz, Ramón Artiaga, Dennis S. Moyo, Thabang N. Mphateng, and Walter W. Focke. "Properties of Mosquito Repellent-Plasticized Poly (lactic acid) Strands." Molecules 26, no. 19 (2021): 5890. Available online

António Benjamim Mapossa, Mthoko Mayibongwe Sibanda, Dennis Moyo, Taneshka Kruger, Walter Wilhelm Focke, René Androsch, Regine Boldt & James Wesley-Smith (2021) Blooming of insecticides from polyethylene mesh and film, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 76:2, 127-136, DOI: 10.1080/0035919X.2021.1900950 To link to this article:     

Mapossa, António B., Dennis Moyo, James Wesley-Smith, Walter W. Focke, and René Androsch. "Blooming of chlorfenapyr from polyethylene films." In AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2289, no. 1, p. 020036. AIP Publishing LLC, 2020. Available online

Dennis Simbarashe Moyo, António Benjamim Mapossa, Elizabet M van der Merwe, Melanie Rademeyer Walter Wilhelm Focke. “TGA investigation of the volatilization of fipronil at elevated temperatures”. Thermochimica Acta, 2022. 718: p. 179379. Available online


Conference proceedings

Dennis S. Moyo, Elizabet M. van der Merwe, Frederick P. Malan, Melanie Rademeyer, Antonio B. Mapossa, Maria Atanasova, Walter W. Focke (2021) Characterizing the thermal behaviour of fipronil, 17th International Congress on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 29 Aug. – 2 Sept. 2021, on-line conference. Oral presentation.

Workshop titled “German-African Cooperation Projects in Infectiology”. University of Pretoria- South Africa, Eduardo Mondlane University-Mozambique Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg-Germany, and Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)-Germany. March 2020.

Workshop titled “Applied Polymer Technology in different fields”. University of Pretoria- South Africa, and Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)-Germany. 2019.

DS Moyo, EM van der Merwe, FJ Doucet, CD Woolard, SP Hlangothi, K Reynolds-Clausen, RA Kruger (2019) Physio-chemical modification and characterisation of ultrafine coal fly ash for application as alternative mineral filler in rubber compounds, The South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) Ash Conference 2019: Accelerating ash beneficiation, 14 – 15 Aug. 2019, Eskom Megawatt Park, Johannesburg. Oral presentation.

DS Moyo, EM van der Merwe, FJ Doucet, CD Woolard, SP Hlangothi, K Reynolds-Clausen, RA Kruger (2018) Surface modification, characterisation and application of coal fly ash as alternative mineral filler for rubber applications, Analitika 2018 conference, Mookgopong, Limpopo, South Africa, 22 – 25 July 2018. Poster presentation.

Liezel van der Merwe, Dennis Moyo, Richard Kruger, Frédéric Doucet, Kelley Reynolds-Clausen, Chris Woolard and Shanganyane Hlangothi (2018) Fly ash as filler of rubber products and as an alumina resource, The South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) 2018 Conference: Ash Utilisation - South African Untapped Resource Opportunity, 22 February 2018, Eskom Megawatt Park, Johannesburg. Oral presentation.

Liezel van der Merwe, Dennis Moyo, Richard  Kruger, Frédéric Doucet, Hendrik Swart, Liza Coetsee-Hugo, Linda Prinsloo, Chris Woolard, Shanganyane Hlangothi and Kelley Reynolds-Clausen (2017) Ash filler in rubber, Fossil Fuel Foundation Workshop: Coal Ash – Production and utilization with a multitude of opportunities,  28 September 2017, Glen Hove Conferencing, Melrose, Johannesburg. Oral presentation.

Technical Reports

Liezel van der Merwe and Dennis Moyo (2017) Fly ash as commodity filler for rubber, Report on Research Task 2: Characterization of fly ash for rubber testing, submitted to Eskom RT&D, 7 December 2017.

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