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Damilola MacGregor

RISE Degree(s) 

MSc in Materials Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

RISE Network(s) 

PhD Student in Materials Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand

Founder of Green Tempers Initiative South Africa, a non-profit organization within the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at Wits, focused on health, safety, and environmental awareness and management


MSc: Evaluating the wear and corrosion resistance of plasma-sprayed tungsten-carbide coatings on aluminium-6082 alloy

PhD: Investigating the effects of surface nanocrystals produced by varied laser shock peening parameters on the wear, corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking behavior of aluminium-7075 alloy for aircraft structures

Special Accomplishments 

Damilola incorporated his non-governmental organization Green Tempers Initiative South Africa (GTI-SA) with the South African Department of Social Development in September 2016. GTI-SA is an offshoot of Green Tempers Environmental Awareness Initiative (GTEAI), originally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria in March 2011. Damilola founded GTI-SA to empower engineering students to create value for themselves and their communities through energy conservation and environmental preservation. GTI-SA holds regular competitions at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Email Address(es) 
RISE Degree(s) Completed 
December 2017