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Niels Verbaan

SGS Canada


Niels Verbaan has over 20 years’ experience in the Minerals Industry. Having earned Master’s in Raw Materials Processing (Delft University, The Netherlands) and Hydrometallurgy (McGill University), he started his career at Lakefield Research (now SGS) in 2000 as a Project Metallurgist. In 2003-2004 he worked as an R&D Manager at Hydrometal (Belgium). He re-joined SGS in 2004 carving out a unique path to his current role as Technical & Business Development Manager, Metallurgy.

Niels has authored or co-authored around 30 technical publications and two patents. His areas of expertise include general metallurgical process development, management of complex hydrometallurgical pilot plants, data compilation, analysis, and presentation to clients.

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