Mr APP Andries Petrus Pepler Van der Westhuizen

B.Eng. Chemical (Minerals Processing) Stellenbosch University (1995), MSc (Chem Eng) UCT (2005)

Research Officer
Centre for Minerals Research
Department of Chemical Engineering

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Email: Mr APP Andries Petrus Pepler Van der Westhuizen


André joined UCT in 1997. Initially, he was mostly involved in undergraduate teaching and training, but has over the last five years, mainly been involved in technology transfer projects, industrial teaching and training, and numerous research projects. André also spend a number of years working in industry prior to joining UCT.

He is currently working with MPTech, the technology transfer grouping within CMR. He is involved in plant optimisation survey, plant design, as well as teaching and training programmes. Over the last few years, he has been involved in several research projects in the areas of flotation, metal accounting, and comminution. Currently, he is mostly involved in both applied and fundamental comminution research at UCT. These include applied tumbling mill and stirred milling research projects.


July 2005-present Research Officer, MPTech, UCT
May 2002-July 2005 Senior Technical Officer, MPTech, UCT
1997-April 2002 Senior Technical Officer, University of Cape Town
Jan 1995-Dec 1996 Metallurgist and Plant Metallurgist, RPM(R) Frank Concentrator

Research Interests

Applied and fundamental comminution research, including applied tumbling mill and stirred milling research.