Belinda McFadzean

  QUALIFICATIONS
2004-2008  PhD in Chemistry, University of Port Elizabeth
2002-2003 MSc in Chemisty, University of Port Elizabeth (cum laude)
2001  BSc (Hons), University of Port Elizabeth (cum laude)PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
May 2008 – Present  Research Officer (May 2011 – present), Chief Scientific Officer (July 2010 –  April 2011), Senior Scientific Officer (May 2008 – June 2010)
Centre for Mineral Processing, University of Cape Town
2007 – 2008  Senior Laboratory Specialist, Umicore Autocat SARESEARCH INTERESTS
Research is in the field of mineral beneficiation by flotation.  Specifically, I have interests in understanding the chemistry of flotation.  Complex chemical interactions occur within the three phase system in the flotation cell.  Research areas centre on the mechanism of collector-mineral interactions, depressant-mineral interactions as well as modelling of froth phases as a function of particle properties.