Dr Safari is an interdisciplinary expert in mineral industry with a strong track record in the flotation, hydrodynamics and modelling. He has over 15 years of experience in academia, research and industry, having held various technical, advisory and R&D positions in the engineering consultancy, research institute and mining industry. During his Postdoc, he successfully developed a new kinetic model from a comprehensive data set (more than 10000 data point) as part of his research on Effect of Energy Input on Flotation. In this period, he published 11 high impact journal papers and he presented 7 papers in national and international conferences. He is reviewer for 2 international organizations and 10 high impact journals. Moreover, he was involved in numbers of international projects in different countries such as UK, Australia, USA, Brazil, Zambia and South Africa. In addition, his research work has attracted international recognition by receiving the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Award (£50K) at the 2018 for academic and industry partnership programme between South Africa and United Kingdom. Furthermore, he organized 2 CPD short courses on Particle Characterization and Introducing Sustainability Thinking into Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.