Mr Deside Chibwe

After being awarded his BScEng (Hons) and MScEng in Extractive Metallurgical Engineering, Mr Deside Chibwe worked in ferrous and non-ferrous pyro-metallurgical smelting operations in various capacities. Key interests and activities mainly involved application of fundamental research to improve operations.

He is currently undertaking an ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing sponsored PhD at University of Newcastle. The study is looking at optimization of burden (charge material) delivery for blast furnaces operation. Particular interest is in furthering the understanding of particle dynamics in relation to mixing and segregation of handling of burden materials of variable size, size distribution and densities. Discrete element modelling (DEM) is the key technique being currently applied.