Nkadimeng - Chemical Engineering - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Lefa Steven Nkadimeng

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


An adaptive and persistent chemical engineer with good research, analytical, and
communication skills honed through postgraduate studies in bioprocess engineering focusing on waste(water) treatment/valorisation and environmental impact analysis. A passionate
and committed humanist and team player with people and managerial skills gained through
various voluntary roles including being a Project Leader at Engineers without Borders (EwB) among
others activities.


Chemical Engineering

Work History

Recognized as an active member

of Engineers without Border UCT for 2013

Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER)

Conference Day Organizer

Duties: Budget and cost minimization, venue bookings, invitations, program, poster, abstract book collation and printing.

Conference Co-organizer

at Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER)
Duties included finding an appropriate guests-peaker, arranging travel for them, coordinating and hosting proceedings, and ensuring the budget limitations were adhered to.

Energy Post Graduate Conference (EPC 2013, iThemba Labs)

2013: Acknowledged for input on statistical analysis of data in a MSc engineering thesis at UCT.

Teaching assistant - Reactor Design

Chemical Engineering Department

(3rd year).

Teaching assistant - Introduction to Chemical Engineering

University of Cape Town, Chemical Engineering Department

From October 2012

(1st year).

Title: Tutor - Physical Science (grades 10 and 12), Mathematics (national bench mark, MBA entrance, 1st year BTech).

BioDigester Project Leader

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UCT

Duties: Directing the project through planning, concept design, equipment design, and installation and commissioning stages.
Skills: Leadership, project management, application of technical theory and lab-scale observations to a larger scale


for intellectual and technical assistance in two final year chemical
engineering projects at the University of Cape Town.
2012 Best 4th year SANHARP student for 2011
2011 Nominated for outstanding mentorship
2010 Nominated for outstanding mentorship

Teaching Assistant

University of Cape Town

Duties include tutoring and providing feedback on learning progress of students for first year Chemical Engineering (1st year) and Reactor Design (3rd year).


-SANHARP Scholarship
2012: Acknowledged for technical input in two BSc in engineering theses at UCT.
2012: Best 4th year SANHARP student for 2011.
2011: Nominated for outstanding mentorship by Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at UCT.

Project Leader at Engineers without Borders


October 2012 - December 2013

Managed a community based project with duties including conceptualization and design of a biodigester guided by outcomes of stakeholder engagements, and coordinated a team of postgraduate engineering students in delivering the goals of the project.

Founding Member, Facilitator and Mentor

African Child Fellowship UCT

This initiative aimed to ease the cultural and academic difficulties of the university environment by arranging and facilitating peer-to-peer learning and teaching environment, and encouraging companionship for first year engineering students.

Academic Mentor

University of Cape Town

1st year chemical engineering.

Awards and Acknowledgements

Student Trainee in Metallurgical Engineering - Investigation

Polokwane Metallurgical Complex

From December 2010

Title: Student Trainee in Metallurgical Engineering - Investigation on inconsistent feeding of a smelting furnace.

mathematics subject coordinator


Duties: Formulation and compilation of mathematics worksheets, management of tutors.
Skills: Leadership (ensuring that my team maintained enthusiasm and felt valued); Administration; Creative thinking
(formulating creative questions as means to maximize learning).

Student Trainee

Anglo-American Platinum

From December 2010

Experiential learning and an individual project to determine the cause of feeding inconsistencies into their smelting furnace.

Subject coordinator

TeachOut UCT

(Grade 10-12 mathematics)
Duties included formulation and compilation of content and questions, and coordination tutors.

Design Expert

Data management, Presentation

2010: Nominated for outstanding mentorship by Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at UCT.
List of Computer Programs (Application):
• Microsoft Office (Data management, Presentation visual aids and reporting)
• Matlab/Scilab (Mathematical modeling)
• Design Expert (Experiment design and statistical analysis)
• SimaPro (life cycle assessment - process environmental impact modeling and analysis)
• Microsoft Visio (Process flow diagrams)
• Xcos (Process control)
• Aspen Plus (Process simulation)
• AutoCAD (Technical drawing)

Academic Mentor Faculty at Engineering and the Build Environment

Spent the 2 years mentoring first year engineering students.
List of awards and acknowledged outputs:

Examination Assistant

Marking Centre

From December 2009

Student Trainee - Material and energy balances

PetroSA (Ltd)

From July 2009

stevennkadimeng@gmail.com 1 of 2 +27 72 985 6956
Voluntary Work

Tutor - mathematics


(grades 10-12).

Examination Assistant

Department of Education

From December 2009

Duties include verification and logging of marks for final matriculation examinations.
Voluntary Work:

Qualifications & Certifications

Chemical Engineering

University of Cape Town


Lehwelere Secondary School

Mathematics, Physical

Lehwelere Secondary School

Chemical Engineering

University of Cape Town

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