Aubrey Mainza


Professor: Head of Depart, Deputy Director for the Centre for Minerals Research



Chemical Engineering Building, Room 5.01


  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town (2006)
  • BSc Metallurgy and Mineral Processing, University of Zambia (1998)

Professional affiliations:

  • Member, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • President, Global Comminution Collaborative
  • Chairman – International Comminution Researchers Association

Undergraduate teaching:

  • CHE3006F (Mass Transfer Operations}
  • CHE4045Z (Chemical Engineering Project)
  • CHE4069F (Mineral and Metallurgical Processing II)

Postgraduate teaching:

Supervises Masters and PhD candidates

Research affiliations:

Publication profile:

Refer to Google scholar profile

Research interests:

  • Comminution Modelling
  • Classification Modelling
  • Mineral Processing Circuit Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Discrete Element Methods
  • Particle Tracking using the Positron Emission Particle Tracking systems