Academic Staff

Jenny Wiese

ND Food Technology (Cape Technikon) 1982
MSc Chemical Engineering (UCT) 2009

Jenny Wiese is a Research Officer in the large, multidisciplinary Centre for Minerals (CMR) Research at the University of Cape Town. Her research focusses on the flotation process in mineral processing. Her particular interests are in the area of gangue management, froth phase behaviour and the impact of comminution environment on subsequent downstream processes with particular emphasis on flotation, and the impact of particle properties on flotation performance with emphasis on the influence of particle shape/morphology. She manages large research projects, both contract and applied, supervises a group of postgraduate students and supervises undergraduate students for their final year project, CHE4045Z. She manages the administration and annual budget for the Reagent Research Group (RRG) and is the CMR contact for the members of this group; Anglo Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin Platinum.


2018 - Present Senior Research Officer
2013 – 2017 Research Officer
2012 – 2012  Junior Research Fellow
2010 – 2012 Chief Scientific Officer
2006 – 2010 Senior Scientific Officer
2002 – 2006 Scientific Officer
1998 – 2002 Research Assistant


Research Interests
Reagent interactions in Flotation, Effect of particle shape in Flotation, Effect of breakage mechanism on particle shape


Selected Publications

Tadie, M, Corin, KC, Wiese, JG and O’Connor, CT, 2017. Electrochemical interactions of platinum group minerals with copper sulphate. Minerals Engineering, 112, 43-49.

Chimonyo, W, Wiese, J, Corin, K and O’Connor, C, 2017. The use of oxidizing agents for control of electrochemical potential in flotation. Minerals Engineering, 109, 135-143.

Moimane, T, Corin, K and Wiese, J, 2016. The effect of varying pulp chemistry on the flotation performance of a South African PGM ore. Minerals Engineering, 95, 155-160.

Wiese, JG and O’Connor, CT, 2016. An investigation into the relative role of particle size, particle shape and froth behaviour on the entrainment of chromite. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 156,127-133.

Wiese, J, Becker, M, Yorath, G and O’Connor, C, 2015. An investigation into the relationship between particle shape and entrainment. Minerals Engineering, 83, 211-216.