Megan Becker

2009 : PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria
2005 : MSc in Geology, University of Cape Town
2001 : BSc Hons in Geochemistry, University of Cape Town

Centre for Minerals Research, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town:

Research Assistant (2005-2006), Research Officer (2006-2011), Senior Research Officer (2012 – )

The central aim of my research is to understand and predict the effect of mineralogy on minerals beneficiation. This is achieved through the mineralogical characterisation of the products generated in beneficiation, i.e. through liberation, separation and disposal, and using this information to interpret the performance and understand the problems. The ultimate goal is to predict the behaviour of an ore through the process. The research is cross disciplinary and applied in nature and is best described using the using the key themes; low grade ores, waste, water and energy. My research projects fall within varied aspects of mineral beneficiation (ore sorting, comminution, flotation, leaching, acid rock drainage) and are linked together with process mineralogy.