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Linus Naik

Doctoral Student

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
7701 Rondebosch
South Africa

t : + 27 21 650 5526
f : + 27 21 650 5501
e : linus.naik@uct.ac.za
w : www.epse.uct.ac.za


B.Sc. (Hons)ENG (Chemical), UCT; M.Sc. (Bioprocess Engineering)


Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I started my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering in 2003 graduating with a B.Sc. (first class honours) in 2006. I promptly started a masters degree in bioprocess engineering. My MSc thesis describes the effect of carbon dioxide concentration on the growth and activity of L. ferriphilum, a dominant microbe in mineral bioleaching operations. My work has been presented at local and international conferences. Over the last two years, I have taken a keen interest in environmental process engineering and sustainable development which prompted a move to E&PSE in 2010.


Jan 2010 - Present
P.D. Naidoo & Associates
South Africa

Engineering Sub-consultant

  • Involves engineering process design, technical report writing and presentation of findings to client on behalf of P.D.N.A.

Jan 2009 – Nov 2009
South South North
Cape Town, South Africa

Environmental Engineering Consultant

  • Part time consulting with SSN w.r.t. report writing for carbon financing for renewable energy projects under the Clean Development Mechanism for the UNFCCC

June – Nov 2007
Cape Town, South Africa

Environmental Impact Consultant

Consulted for Woolworths via LogoPrint in the packaging department to do a Life Cycle Assessment of Woolworths paper packaging as part of “Woolworths’ Good Business Journey


Naik, L., Harrison, S.T.L., Petersen, J., The effects of carbon dioxide concentration on the growth and activity of L. ferriphilum, MSc Dissertation, University of Cape Town, 2010