Academic Staff

Jason Waters


BTech Chem Eng. Cape Tech (1998), MSc UCT (2012)

BackgroundJason joined MPTech (the technology transfer group within the CMR) in 2003 where he was involved in surveying various comminution circuits in the gold and platinum sector. He has since been involved in numerous plant campaigns to optimise comminution and classification circuits. His Master’s degree was in the area of rheology and hydrocyclones. He has been actively involved in the AGDP programme since 2006 which involves teaching and training of graduate metallurgists. He is currently involved in comminution and classification consulting and research within the CMR in the area of fines particle processing and rheology.


2013 – present Research Fellow/Consultant, MPTech, Department of Chemical Engineering 
2007 – 2012 Senior Technical Officer, CMR, Department of Chemical Engineering
2004 – 2006 Technical Officer,CMR, Department of Chemical Engineering
2002-2003 Comminution Group Technician, Department of Chemical Engineering
1999-2000 Flotation Group Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering


Research Interests

Fine Particle Processing, comminution and classification devices, rheology.


Selected Publications

Waters, J, Govender, I, 2014. A rheological comparison of concentrator slurry streams. Proceedings International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC), Santiago, Chile.

Waters, J, Mainza, A, Govender, I, 2012. The influence of a change in pulp viscosity on hydrocyclone classification. Proceedings Comminution 2012 Minerals Engineering Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.