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Materials Chemistry Group


Dr Silas Ithete Hango

PhD: Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Certificate: Corrosion Engineering, Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa, South Africa

MSc.: Physics of Condensed Matter State, Voronezh State University, Russian Federation

BEd: Physics and Mathematics, Voronezh State Pedagogical University, Russian Federation


Visiting Research Fellow from the University of Namibia



Research interests:

· Corrosion investigation and control of Engineering materials

· Failure analysis of Engineering materials

· Materials characterisation and alloy development for corrosion and wear


Corrosion at the Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia

Selected publications:

  1. Hango, S.I., van der Merwe, J.W., Chown, L.H., Kavishe, F.P.L. and Cornish, L.A. (2018) Development of Wear and Corrosion Resistant Coatings for Potential Use on Sleeves of Pumps in a Copper Mine. Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: 6th Regional Conference of Society of Mining Professors, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1-16.
  2. Hango, S.I., van der Merwe, J.W., Chown, L.H., Kavishe, F.P.L. and Cornish, L.A. (2017) A Study of ULTIMET and Stellite 6 Coatings with Ruthenium on Carbon Steel Substrates. Microscopic Society of Southern Africa Conference Proceedings, Bela-Bela, South Africa, Vol.47, 5.
  3. Hango, S.I., Chown, L.H., van Der Merwe, J.W., Kavishe, F.P.L. and Cornish, L.A. (2014) Corrosion of Selected Hard Facing Materials Exposed to Mine Water. International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia, Vol.4, 90-105.