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Name: Antoine – Floribert MULABA-BAFUBIANDI
Location: 3161, JOB Doornfontein Campus
Department of Metallurgy Staff, Engineering and the Built Environment  Staff Members

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About Prof Antoine – Floribert Mulaba-Bafubiandi

PhD (Engineering) – KULeuven (Belgium); MEng. (Metallurgy and Materials Engineering); MBA (Strategy, Technology, Governance); Licence en Science Physique (5 years )
Academic Profile
Google Scholar : Antoine F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi H-Index 21 ; Scopus : Antoine F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi, H-Index 17
Researchgate : accessed 10 Jan 2022, Antoine F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi H-index 30.55
Orcid : accessed 10 Jan 2022, Antoine Mulaba-Bafubiandi (0000-0001-9752-3657) – ORCID
Web of Science Researcher ID : , accessed 10 Jan 2022, Web of Science Researcher ID  AAA-7312-2022 H-index 15
Research Interests
Mineral Beneficiation, Mineral Value addition; Appropriate technology in mineral industry; Circular economy, Industry symbiosis, waste-to- energy; Strategic and critical metals for sustained 4 IR applications in the minerals industry ; Community engagement projects for the minerals industry, Technology for rural development
Prof Antoine F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi is (retired) professor at the Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. While in engineering field his passion spans from circular economy, industry symbiosis, waste to energy, use of appropriate technologies in the mineral industry, His research interests in business management include the use of disruptive technologies in organizations and businesses, the setting and implementation of change management, governance, strategy, technology development, rural development, sustainability, technology development, optimization of productivity, decision making, use of 4 IR in organizations, modelling. With a doctoral qualification and a MBA , he has a proven academic and research leadership which makes him listed as “established researcher” by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) . with ability to work in teams as well as individually , well managing time and stress, he maintains confidentiality and remains collegial and ethical. He can ably work remotely , online as well as at the office. He is the first Head of School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering (for more than two terms) at the Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment of the University of Johannesburg. His list of publications shows more than 100 research outputs in international peer refereed journals, international conferences, technical notes and reports for the industry. He has been a consultant for many mining and process companies in South Africa as well as abroad. His passion for innovation , technology development and societal as well as industry problem solving led him to successfully supervise and graduate more than 10 doctoral researchers and 300 Masters degree students in business as well as in engineering fields. Most of the students he trained , supervised and who successfully graduated are now professors at universities and senior executives in companies locally as well as abroad. Among his most recent process and technology innovation achievements one counts the discovery of a pre-processing route of platinum group metals sludge for an improved flotation value recovery , the innovative use of locally found carbonates for Portland cement clinker production and the use of microwave energy dedicated cavities for sandstones and slate small scale mining. His collaborative work on the knowledge and technology development on the production of engineered stones is noted.