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Prof

Jan Stephanus Jakob van Deventer

Honorary
Chemical Engineering
science & technology
technology
materials science
physical sciences
engineering
materials science, multidisciplinary
engineering, chemical
fly-ash
chemistry
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Prof

Jan Stephanus Jakob van Deventer

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Commercialisation of technology
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Prof

Jan Stephanus Jakob van Deventer

 

Jannie van Deventer was educated in South Africa, where he was Head of Chemical Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. In 1995 he became Professor of Mineral and Process Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

From 2003 to 2007 he served as Dean of Engineering. Since 2010 he is an Honorary Professorial Fellow and continues research into geopolymers and mineral processing. Since 2006 Jannie has been the CEO of Zeobond, which is commercialising low CO2 alkali-activated concrete products. He previously commercialised computer vision technology in the mineral industry, and continues to be involved in the commercialisation of precious metal extraction processes. His publication record of more than 600 papers includes 278 journal papers. He is author of the highest ever cited papers in two journals in mineral processing. In February 2014 he was the world’s highest cited researcher in cement and concrete science. He has supervised to completion 30 Master’s and 38 PhD theses.

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Jan Stephanus Jakob van Deventer's highlights

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2008

The Next Big Thing Award

INNOVIC

2006

ExxonMobil Award

Institution of Chemical Engineers

2004

Listed as one of the 100 most influential engineers in Australia in 2004, 2005 and 2006

Engineers Australia

1994

Classified as an "A" category researcher

Foundation for Research Development (FRD) in South Africa

1992

Silver Medal for international research

British Association

1992

International industry experience

Foundation for Research Development (FRD) in South Africa

1991

President's Award for international research impact

Foundation for Research Development (FRD) in South Africa

1990

Researcher of the Year

Faculty of Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

1984

P.E. Rousseau award for excellence

Chemical Industry, South Africa

9

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Chemical Engineering

Chartered Engineer

Engineering Council UK

Fellow

Institution of Engineers Australia

Chartered Scientist

The Science Council UK

Fellow

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Education


Doctor of Engineering

University of Stellenbosch

Doctor of Commerce

University of South Africa

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Stellenbosch

Honours Bachelor of Commerce

University of South Africa

Honours Bachelor of Engineering

University of Stellenbosch