David Deglon is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He has a BSc Chemical Engineering (Wits, 1989), a PhD (UCT, 1999) and an MBA (UCT, 2002). He worked for some years within the Rand Mines group as a metallurgist on coal, gold and platinum operations. He left Rand Mines in 1992 and joined UCT as a research officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 1996 he was appointed as a senior lecturer and was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and full professor in 2010. In 2013 he was appointed as the Anglo American Platinum Chair in Minerals Processing and Director of the Centre for Minerals Research. The Centre for Minerals Research is a multi-disciplinary research centre consisting of 35 staff and 40 to 50 postgraduate students. His primary research focus is in the area of flotation cells, including related research in the areas of computational fluid dynamics and slurry rheology. He is a National Research Foundation B rated researcher. He has been on the editorial board for Minerals Engineering since 2005 and was on the Organising Committee for the XXII International Mineral Processing Congress in Cape Town in 2003.