S.A.C. (Lina) Hockaday (nee Stadler)

Senior Engineer, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek

Lina Hockaday Mrs S.A.C. (Lina) Hockaday nee Stadler, is a Senior Engineer in the Pyrometallurgy Division at Mintek. She joined Mintek in 2002 after obtaining her B. Chem. Eng. (Minerals Processing specialization) and M.Sc. in Extractive Metallurgy at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. During 2002 to 2010, she worked in the commercial projects group on various projects including the recovery of precious metals in liquid iron, and the smelting of ores to produce design specifications of an industrial DC arc furnace for ferrochromium. From 2015 to current, she has been involved in research of new technologies for titanium metal production, chlorination of titanium dioxides in a fluidized bed, and the application of renewable energy in minerals processing. She is also involved in research on the utilisation of carbon dioxide as produced by the ferro-alloy industry. Since 2016, she has been enrolled as a part-time PhD student with the working title of “Solar thermal treatment of Manganese Ores” at the University of Stellenbosch. She has completed postgraduate courses on Renewable Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Finance, and audited a postgraduate course on Thermal Energy Systems in 2016 through the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (www.crses.sun.ac.za).

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Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek, 200 Malibongwe Drive, Private Bag X3015, Randburg, 2125, South Africa

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