Prof JJ Eksteen
Chair, Extractive Metallurgy, Western Australian School of Mines
Professor Jacques Eksteen is the Chair for Extractive Metallurgy within the Western Australian School of Mines: Minerals, Energy & Chemical Engineering, at Curtin University. He is the Director of the Gold Technology Group and project manager of the AMIRA P420 projects (on Gold Processing Technology) since 2012. Jacques has 24 years’ experience in industry and academia and has worked in the fields of precious, base, ferrous and energy metals and performed research, development, process design, piloting and consulting in these fields. Jacques has authored or co-authored around 200 peer-reviewed publications (journals, book chapters and conference proceedings). He is a listed co-inventor on 7 patent families in the areas of precious and base metals processing. He maintains strong links with industry and focuses on industry demand-driven research and development.