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Prof Jacques Eksteen
Professor Extraordinary

Short Bio

  • Education
    • PhD (Engineering), Stellenbosch University, 2004
    • MEng (Extractive Metallurgical Engineering), Stellenbosch University, 1995
    • BEng (Chemical Engineering – Mineral Processing), Stellenbosch University, 1993
  • Professional experience
    • Professor Extraordinary
      Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
      2007 to present
    • Professor (Chair: Metallurgy)
      Curtin University, Australia
      2012 to present
    • Manager: Gold Technology Group
      Curtin University, Australia
      2012 to present
    • Associate Professor
      Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
      2006 to 2007
    • Senior Lecturer
      Department of Process Engineering, Stellenbosch University
      1998 to 2006
    • Process Engineer
      Atomic Energy Corporation, Pelindaba
      1995 to 1996
  • Honours & Awards
    • 2006: Nomination for Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Stellenbosch University).
    • 2006: SAIChE / Chemical Technology Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering.
    • 2003: Upcoming Researcher of the Year (Stellenbosch University).

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of pyro- and hydrometallurgical processes.
  • Sampling, measurement, control and data reconciliation.
  • Process design and development.
  • Process modelling.
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling.

Selected Publications

  • Thyse, E. L., Akdogan, G., Olivier, E. J., O’Connell, J. H., Neethling, J. H., Taskinen, P., & Eksteen, J. J. (2013). 3D insights into nickel converter matte phases: Direct observations via TEM and FIB SEM tomography. Minerals Engineering, Article in press.
  • Olivier, M. C., Dorfling, C., & Eksteen, J. J. (2012). Evaluating a solvent extraction process route incorporating nickel preloading of cyanex 272 for the removal of cobalt and iron from nickel sulphate solutions. Minerals Engineering, 27-28, 37-51.
  • Mwase, J. M., Petersen, J., & Eksteen, J. J. (2012). Assessing a two-stage heap leaching process for platreef flotation concentrate. Hydrometallurgy, 129-130, 74-81.
  • Mwase, J. M., Petersen, J., & Eksteen, J. J. (2012). A conceptual flowsheet for heap leaching of platinum group metals (PGMs) from a low-grade ore concentrate. Hydrometallurgy, 111-112(1), 129-135.
  • McDougall, I., & Eksteen, J. J. (2012). Sidewall design to improve lining life in a platinum smelting furnace. Paper presented at the TMS Annual Meeting, 47-54.
  • Bezuidenhout, G. A., Davis, J., Van Beek, B., & Eksteen, J. J. (2012). Operation of a concentrated mode dual-alkali scrubber plant at the Lonmin smelter. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 112(7), 657-665.