Prof Nikki (Nicola) Wagner is the Director of the DSI-NR Centre of Excellence in Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis (CIMERA) and Professor in the Geology Department at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research areas include the coal and carbon value-chain, with specialisation in organic petrology and coal geology. She completed her PhD in 1999 (University of the Witwatersrand), and shortly thereafter worked for Sasol Technology in their Coal to Syngas Research Group, as the inhouse coal petrographer. In 2004, Dr Wagner transferred to the Sasol S.H.E. Centre where she oversaw the waste portfolio. Dr Wagner joined the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 2006, where she ran the Coal Research group for 8 years before moving back to geology. She joined the University of Johannesburg in 2014, and was promoted to full professor early 2019.
Prof Wagner has over 70 peer reviewed publications and has graduated over 45 postgraduate students at Wits and UJ. She is an active peer reviewer for over 10 research journals, is accredited by the International Committee for Organic Petrology (ICCP), and is the elected editor of the ICCP News, where she also serves on the Council. Prof Wagner is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), council member for the FFF-Carbon, is a member of SACNASP, serves of the Executive Committee of the ICDP (International Continental Drilling program), chairs the NRF-ICDP Committee, and has a B3 NRF rating. Administrative duties at UJ include the Faculty (of Science) Higher Degrees Committee, the Faculty Board, and membership of Senate. Prof Wagner has 3 children and many pets.
- ‘Nose-to-tail' commodity and by-product research
- Circular economies and commodity demand
- The commodity value-chain linking the block-chain and vertical integration of commodities through research
Wednesday 08 February 10:50 - 11:40 Expo Stage
Green Metals day