Tony Black brings expertise in the socio-economic evaluation of mineral value chains. He is principal supervisor of Luke Farrell, a MPhil (PPE) student who is part of the KZ-N project, and co-supervisor of current MPhil student Shuhei Kato.
Formerly in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, Patricia Kooyman now holds the SARChI Chair Nano Materials for Catalysis at UCT. Her specialisations include hetero-geneous catalysis structure-activity relationships, focussing on catalyst synthesis and characterisation. She is an expert in transmission electron microscopy characterisation of inorganic materials, which is the relevant expertise for the MtM programme. She co-developed the system for gas-phase atmospheric pressure trans-mission electron microscopy and still works on improving this system and of course using it to advance her structure-activity relationships research. She supervises and co-supervises several MSc and PhD students.
Dr Patrick Dicks is Technical Director of Senmin International (Pty) Ltd, a company that manufactures flotation reagents. He has expertise in all commercial and technical aspects associated with the purchasing of raw materials used in the manufacture of flotation and polyacrylamide reagents, and in research & development of the aforementioned reagents used in the beneficiation of a wide range of ore bodies. He provided financial support and co-supervised the MSc student Chucky Kunene.
Robert Schouwstra is a mineralogical consultant with over 30 years of experience on the mineralogical aspects of various commodities and mining and processing operations. Involved in investigations on numerous orebodies he obtained a comprehensive knowledge of the impact of mineralogy on the concentrators, the behaviour of minerals in concentrators, smelting processes and hydrometallurgical operations. Combining his experience in geology, processing and process mineralogy he shaped and managed the Process and Mineralogical Research Department for Anglo American. He brings expertise in mineralogical technique development, process mineralogy and geometallurgy.
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