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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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Tel: 011 559 6215


About Prof Antoine – Floribert Mulaba-Bafubiandi

Academic Profile 
Founding Chair of the Mineral Processing and Technology Reseach Centre; First Head of School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering; Hydrometallurgy Professor
PhD (Engineering), MEng.(Metallurgy and Materials Engineering) Licence en Physique (5 years); MBA.
Research Interest 
Process and product optimization, Quality improvement, Circular economy, Waste to energy; Sustainability; Minerals Beneficiation and Value addition; Artisanal and small-scale mining; Longevity of Mines; Technology Development; Disruptive technologies; Strategy; Governance; Technology management; Nuclear materials, Reactor materials; Nuclear engineering; Energy storage; Minerals for energy transition; water treatment; Metal extraction; microwave energy ; Mossbauer spectroscopy; water-Soil-plant in the mineral industry; strategic minerals; urban mining; simulation; environment and life cycle analysis; economics and productivity
Prof Antoine F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi, the founding Chair of the Mineral Processing and Technology Research Center, University of Johannesburg, is Emeritus (Full) professor from the Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. With a doctoral qualification (PhD in Engineering [Extraction Metallurgy] from the KULeuven [Belgium]), a master’s degree in engineering), a License in Physics (5 years) and a Master degree in Business administration (MBA), He is the first Head of School of Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering (for more than two terms), Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. He was listed (up to 2021) by the South African National Foundation Research Foundation (NRF) as an “Established Researcher”. As demonstrated in his research profile, his peers acknowledge him as a prolific research publisher. He has experience and good reputation in developing human and research capacity in all the minerals industry value chain areas as many of his supervised and coached former students are now managers in the mining industry, University Professors, decision makers and technology innovators and developers. His research interests in mining and Extraction span from 4 IR as applied to mining, mineral beneficiation and value addition, industry symbiosis, minerals for energy transition, platinum, chromitite and gold. energy minerals, to mineral beneficiation and value addition while in business management he studies and supervises Masters degree and PhD research projects on the effectiveness in the use of disruptive technologies in organizations and businesses, setting and implementation of change management, governance principles and per King’s recommendations, strategy, development of appropriate technologies for the mining industry and conducts community engagement projects ensuring sustainable interventions in communities as “living laboratories. His list of publications shows more than 100 research outputs in international peer refereed journals, international conferences and as technical notes. He has strong industry ties and has been a consultant for numerous mining and process companies in South Africa, regionally as well as abroad. His passion for innovation, technology development and problem solving led him to successfully supervise and graduate more than 10 doctoral researchers and 300 Masters degree students in mining, mineral as well as in business fields.