Johan Zietsman

2004 : Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria
1997 : M.Eng. in Metallurgical Engineering (cum laude), University of Pretoria
1994 : B.Eng. in Metallurgical Engineering (cum laude), University of Pretoria 

1994-1999: Process Engineer, Iscor
1999-2000: Project Manager, Crusader Systems
2000-2001: Independent Consultant
2001-present: Consultant, Ex Mente
2013-present: Glencore Chair in Pyrometallurgical Modelling, University of Pretoria


I have been with the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pretoria since February 2013. Previously I was a consultant at Ex Mente Technologies, a metallurgical engineering systems development and consulting firm that I founded. My current research interests include mathematical modelling of material properties and metallurgical processes, thermochemical analysis, multiphysics modelling and techno-economic modelling of metallurgical operations.