Academic Staff

Jacques Eksteen

Jacques Eksteen

Professor Extraordinary

  • Email: Jacques.Eksteen@curtin.edu.au
  • Phone: +61(0)8 9266 4419
  • Fax: +61(0)8 9358 4912
  • 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.
  • Recent 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.

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