Academic Staff

Stefan Geldenhuys

BEng (Chemical) University of Stellenbosch (2011), MSc University of Cape Town (In progress)

Stefan attained his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University in 2011, after which he joined Anglo American Platinum in 2012. He was first stationed at the Precious Metals Refinery where his area of responsibility was the effluent treatment and utilities plant. Later he joined the metallurgical team at Waterval UG2 Concentrator. Stefan completed the Anglo American Platinum Graduate Development Program (AGDP) in 2014 and was awarded top graduate for his cohort. Stefan joined the Centre for Minerals Research at the University of Cape Town as a Senior Scientific Officer in 2014. Since then he has been involved in several industrial comminution and flotation circuit campaigns and optimisation studies. He also forms part of the team from UCT which coordinates and delivers the mineral processing content of the AGDP to new graduates at Anglo American Platinum. Stefan`s research focus is on the froth zone in flotation and he is currently completing his MSc in this field.


2014 – Present Senior Scientific Officer, Centre for Minerals Research, University of Cape Town
2012 – 2014 Graduate Metallurgist, Anglo American Platinum


Research Interests

Flotation Froths, Flotation Modelling and Simulation