Dr Phillimon Modisha

Research Manager: LOHC Laboratory

Phillimon joined HySA/Infrastructure in 2014 as a research engineer and his role is to support HySA projects mainly, the LOHC technology. He performed extensive and collaborative research work by creating usable first-hand know-how in the LOHC technology, and he continues to train students in this field. Phillimon obtained a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering  from North-West University (Potchefstroom) in 2021 under supervision of Prof D Bessarabov.


PhD (Chemical Engineering-LOHC Technology), North West University, South Africa, 2021

MSc (Physical Chemistry), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 2013

BSc honours (Chemistry), University of Limpopo (Turfloop campus), Polokwane, South Africa, 2011

BSc (Chemistry & Physics), University of Limpopo (Turfloop campus), Polokwane, South Africa, 2010

Recent Publications

Recent publications and book chapters: Google Scholar h-index: 13  (Jan 2022)

  1. Modisha, P., Jordaan, J. H., Bösmann, A., Wasserscheid, P., & Bessarabov, D. (2018). Analysis of reaction mixtures of perhydro-dibenzyltoluene using two-dimensional gas chromatography and single quadrupole gas chromatography. International journal of hydrogen energy, 43(11), 5620–5636.
  2. Modisha, P., Ouma, C. N., Garidzirai, R., Wasserscheid, P., & Bessarabov, D. (2019). The prospect of hydrogen storage using liquid organic hydrogen carriers. Energy & fuels, 33(4), 2778–2796.
  3. Modisha, P., Gqogqa, P., Garidzirai, R., Ouma, C. N., & Bessarabov, D. (2019). Evaluation of catalyst activity for release of hydrogen from liquid organic hydrogen carriers. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(39), 21926–21935.
  4. Modisha, P., & Bessarabov, D. (2020). Stress tolerance assessment of dibenzyltoluene-based liquid organic hydrogen carriers. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 4(9), 4662–4670.
  5. Langmi, H. W., Engelbrecht, N., Modisha, P. M., & Bessarabov, D. (2022). Hydrogen storage. In Electrochemical Power Sources: Fundamentals, Systems, and Applications (pp. 455-486). Elsevier.