Minpraxis Solutions is focused on rolling out its proprietary Minpraxis Tester which provides high-resolution rock strength measurement for transforming orebody knowledge
As a Vancouver-based company, we deliver engineering, research and development services to the minerals industry. Minpraxis Solutions is developing a novel tester for rapid geotechnical and geo-metallurgical characterization.
CEO, P.Eng., PhD (Mining) , MASc. (Mining), B. Eng. (Mech)
Stefan Nadolski is a founder of Minpraxis Solutions. He has worked for over 13 years in the mining industry on numerous sensor-based sorting, comminution, mechanical design and energy efficiency projects.
Stefan has a PhD and a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in the field of mining engineering. Working closely with a block cave mine, his PhD research focused on developing integrated mine and mill approaches for block caving operations. He has contributed to over 25 publications in the fields of mining and mineral processing, two of which were awarded the CEEC medal for their significance to the field of energy efficient comminution.
Outside of being a consultant, Stefan enjoys studying languages and stand-up paddling on the Burrard Inlet of Vancouver.
Director of Technology
Tulio is Mineral Processing engineer with over 5 years of solid front-end experience gained through engineering consulting and research. He performed key technical roles in several greenfield and brownfield, national and international projects for precious and base metals and participated in the development of projects from scoping to feasibility level. Tulio has a master’s degree in Mineral Processing Engineering from the University of British Columbia which focused on modelling and performance evaluation of High-Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR). His expertise includes modelling and simulation of mineral processing equipment with an emphasis on comminution. Tulio is using his expertise in project development and his technical background to lead and support projects at Minpraxis Solutions Ltd.
EIT, B. Eng. (Mech)
Connor is a Mechanical Engineer-in-Training. His work consists of engineering design, 3D modeling, FEA simulation, and machine manufacturing. At Minpraxis, Connor actively carries out project design and leads prototyping activities, utilizing his expertise across the entire product development process.
Graduating from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan with a BASc in Mechanical Engineering, where he focused on materials selection, manufacturing processes, and CAD/CAM design. Connor applies theoretical insights to real-world scenarios, showcasing a smooth integration of knowledge and practice.
Meet Gonzalo, a seasoned professional with over eight years of extensive experience in project design, data analysis, simulation, and technology development. His expertise is deeply rooted in geotechnical engineering, mine design, and mineral processing.
Since 2021, Gonzalo has been a valuable member of the Minpraxis team, where he has played a pivotal role in leading the validation test work, conducting data analysis, and defining innovative ways to signal processing. His responsibilities extend to planning and executing test campaigns in collaboration with numerous mining companies. Gonzalo’s versatility is evident as he has donned multiple hats within the organization, providing crucial support during the critical stages of Minpraxis Tester development.
In addition to his professional contributions, Gonzalo is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the integration of geotechnical and metallurgic characterization with mine-to-mill processes, utilizing the cutting-edge Minpraxis Tester.
Computer Engineering Intern