Dr. Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Location: 318-D Olin

Phone: (757) 727 5069

Email: tanyaradzwa.muzata@hamptonu.edu

Expertise: Polymer Processing, Sustainable polymeric materials and Rheology

Education: Ph.D. Material Engineering, Indian Institute of Science

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/tanyamuzata



Tanyaradzwa “Tanya” Muzata is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Hampton University. Dr. Muzata obtained his Bachelor of Technology in Chemical and Process Systems Engineering at Harare Institute of Technology. He received his Master of Technology in Polymer Technology at Delhi Technological University and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science. Dr. Muzata was a lecturer and later Chairperson of the Polymer Technology Department at Harare Institute of Technology. Before joining Hampton University as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Muzata was a Postdoctoral fellow in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. His research area is in polymer processing, mainly focusing on the structure-property correlation of multi-phasic polymeric nanomaterial-filled systems, the development of sustainable technology for upcycling post-consumer waste plastics, and the rheology of multiphasic systems. Dr. Muzata has published his work in numerous journals and has two existing patents, one recently filed. He has presented his research work at international conferences in Singapore, UAE, and South Africa.


  1. Muzata, Tanyaradzwa S., Laurent M. Matuana, and Muhammad Rabnawaz. “Virgin-like High-Density Polyethylene from Recycled Mixed Polyolefins.” ACS Applied Polymer Materials5, no. 11 (2023)
  2. Ray, Suprakas Sinha, Amanuel Geberekrstos, Tanyaradzwa Sympathy Muzata, and Jonathan Tersur Orasugh. Process-Induced Phase Separation in Polymer Blends: Materials, Characterization, Properties, and Applications. Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG, (2023).
  3. Muzata, Tanyaradzwa S., Amanuel Gebrekrstos, Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, and Suprakas Sinha Ray. “An overview of recent advances in polymer composites with improved UV‐shielding properties.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science140, no. 14 (2023)
  4. Sushmita, Kumari, Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, Sankeerthana Avasarala, Poulami Banerjee, Devansh Sharma, and Suryasarathi Bose. “Crystallization behavior of carbon nanotube polymer nanocomposites.” In Handbook of Carbon Nanotubes, pp. 1089-1111. Cham: Springer International Publishing, (2022).
  5. Gebrekrstos, Amanuel, Jonathan Tersur Orasugh, Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, and Suprakas Sinha Ray. “Cellulose‐Based Sustainable Composites: A Review of Systems for Applications in EMI Shielding and Sensors.” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering307, no. 9 (2022).
  6. Gebrekrstos, Amanuel, Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, and Suprakas Sinha Ray. “Nanoparticle-enhanced β-phase formation in electroactive PVDF composites: a review of systems for applications in energy harvesting, EMI shielding, and membrane technology.” ACS Applied Nano Materials5, no. 6 (2022).
  7. Kumar, Naveen, Bhoopesh Mahale, Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, and Rajeev Ranjan. “Energy harvesting with flexible piezocomposite fabricated from a biodegradable polymer.” International Journal of Energy Research45, no. 13 (2021).
  8. Muzata, Tanyaradzwa S., Amanuel Gebrekrstos, and Suprakas Sinha Ray. “Recent progress in modified polymer-based PPE in fight against COVID-19 and beyond.” ACS omega6, no. 43 (2021).
  9. Menon, Aishwarya V., Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, and Suryasarathi Bose. “Selective Segregation and Crystallization Induced Organization of Carbon Nanotube Network in Polymer Nanocomposites.” In Organized Networks of Carbon Nanotubes, pp. 51-74. CRC Press, (2020).
  10. Muzata, Tanyaradzwa S., and Suryasarathi Bose. “Polymer tethered graphene oxide influences miscibility and cooperative relaxation in LCST blends.” Polymer188 (2020).
  11. Biswas, Sourav, Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, Beate Krause, Piotr Rzeczkowski, Petra Pötschke, and Suryasarathi Bose. “Does the type of polymer and carbon nanotube structure control the electromagnetic shielding in melt-mixed polymer nanocomposites?.” Journal of Composites Science4, no. 1 (2020).
  12. Muzata, Tanyaradzwa S., P. L. Jagadeshvaran, and Suryasarathi Bose. “Nanoparticles influence miscibility in LCST polymer blends: from fundamental perspective to current applications.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics22, no. 36 (2020).
  13. Muzata, Tanyaradzwa S., P. L. Jagadeshvaran, Goutam Prasanna Kar, and Suryasarathi Bose. “Phase miscibility and dynamic heterogeneity in PMMA/SAN blends through solvent free reactive grafting of SAN on graphene oxide.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics20, no. 29 (2018).