Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

Ms A Osman

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Chemical Engineering
Tel: 011 471 3617


  • MSc (Chemical Engineering),
  • BSc (Chemical Engineering)

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests and publications

  • Water Footprinting
  • Water Accounting
  • Sustainability

Selected Publications

  • Water in Mining, November 2013, Brisbane, Australia – Presented and published on “Water Accountability and Efficiency at a Base Metals Refinery”
  • Base Metals, September 2013, White river, South Africa -Presenting on “Analysis of the effects of changes in operating conditions on the agitated leaching of copper”
  • Chemical Technology Magazine, January 2013- Co-Authored article titled “Water Footprinting”
  • SAIMM Conference, August 2012, Cape Town South Africa- Presented on “Water Accountability and Efficiency at a Base Metals Refinery”

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Affiliation

  • Corrosion Institute of South Africa (CorrISA)
  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)
  • South African Institute of Chemical Engineers (SAICHE)
  • Women in Mining SA (WIMSA)

Short Biography

An ambitious engineering lecturer always set on being an achiever in every way. Whether presenting at conferences, performing research, lecturing engineering students or furthering my studies through a Doctoral degree, I am committed to achieving success, improving sustainable development in South Africa and educating our nation whilst living a well-balanced life. I have worked on projects to improve water accountability at base metals refineries and have had a proposal approved by the Green Fund to investigate the recycling of lithium batteries worth R 2.5 million. In 2013, I was selected as one of South Africa’s top 100 Brightest Young Minds and was also chosen as one the Most Promising Young Women Engineers by Women in Engineering and the Built Environment (WiEBE).

Awards and Honours

  • Most Promising Young Women Engineer 2013- (WiEBE)
  • Top 100 Brightest Young Minds- 2013
  • Finalist – Outotec Sustainability Award , 2012
  • Sasol Prize – Chem. Eng. Research, 2010
  • Bronze Medal- SA Mathematics Olympiad, 2005
  • Senior Certificate with 7 distinctions-2005