Jonas Addai-Mensah

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/3/224
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2974
Email Address: 

SCOPUS ID:   7003860832

Professional Registration

  • ECN P12345
  • ECSA B54321
  • None (if you don’t hold any professional registrations)


  • PhD. Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia (1992)
  • MSc. Chemical Engineering, Technion Israel Inst. of Tech. Israel (1987)
  • BSc. Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering, UST, Ghana  (1984)
  • P.Cert. Foundation in Leadership, University of Melbourne, Australia (2010), DSc. UMaT. (H.C., 2012).

Research Focus Areas

  • Extractive Hydrometallurgy & Mineral Processing (Uranium, Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Gold, Rare Earth, Zinc & Bauxite/Alumina ores etc.)
  • Colloid & Interface Science in Minerals/Materials Processing
  • Rheology & Hydro-transport of Particulate Fluid / Mineral Pulps

Subjects Currently Teaching

  • NUST Subject Code - Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • NUST Subject Code - Process and Instrumentation Control
  • NUST Subject Code - Hydrometallurgy & Electrometallurgy
  • NUST Subject Code - Physical Separation & Flotation.

Brief Career Summary

  • 2016+ Professor/Director of Chemical Engineering, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2016+ Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Adelaide
  • 2016+ Adjunct Professor, Future Industries Institute, Univ.  of South Australia
  • 2010-2015 Associate Director, Ian Wark Research Inst., Univ. of South Australia
  • 2009-2015 Professor, Chemical & Interfacial Engineering, Univ. of South Australia
  • 2005-2010 Dean: Research & Research Education, University of South Australia
  • 2005-2009 Associate Professor, IWRI, University of South Australia
  • 2000-2004 Senior Research Fellow, IWRI, Univ.  of South Australia
  • 1993-2000 Research Associate/Research Fellow, IWRI, Univ.  of South Australia

Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. Abaka-Wood, G.B., Addai-Mensah, J., Skinner, W, A study of flotation characteristics of monazite, hematite and quartz using anionic collectors. Int. J. Minerals Processing, Vol. 158,  55–62 (2017).
  2. Joseph-Soly, S., Nosrati, A., Addai-Mensah J., Improved dewatering of nickel laterite ore slurries using superabsorbent polymers. Advanced Powder Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 6, 2308–2316, (2016).
  3. MacCarthy, J., Nosrati, A., Skinner, W., Addai-Mensah, J., Atmospheric acid leaching mechanisms and kinetics and rheological studies of a low grade saprolitic nickel laterite ore, Hydrometallurgy 160 26-37(2016).
  4. Albrecht, T.W.J., Addai-Mensah J., Fornasiero, D. Critical copper concentration in sphalerite flotation: Effect of temperature and collector, International Journal of Mineral Processing 146 15–22 (2016).
  5. Quast, K., Connor, J.N., Skinner, W., Robinson, D., and Addai-Mensah, Preconcentration strategies in the processing of nickel laterite ores Part 1: Literature review, Minerals Eng. (2015) DOI:10.1016/j.mineng.2015.03.017
  6. Harris, A., Nosrati, A. and Addai-Mensah, J. The effect of clay type and dispersion conditions on electroosmotic consolidation behaviour of model kaolinite and Na-exchanged smectite pulps. Chemical Eng. Research and Design Vol 101 56-64 (2015).
  7. Lacina Diaby, A. Miklavcic, S.J.   Bari, S. and Addai-Mensah, J. Evaluation of Crude Oil Heat Exchanger Network Fouling Behaviour under Ageing Conditions for Scheduled Cleaning, Heat Transfer Engineering, DOI: (2015): 10.1080/01457632.2015.1119583
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