Krige Visser (PhD) is an Emeritus Professor from the University of Pretoria since 2016. Having graduated as a Chemical Engineer at the University of Stellenbosch in 1973, Krige Visser was mainly involved in research and development at the Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa from 1974 to 1988. He was also involved in the commissioning of a pilot plant and the full-scale uranium enrichment plant. Various pilot plant investigations were performed to determine the performance of the process gas separation elements. One project also comprised an investigation into the removal of oil vapor from hydrogen by means of activated carbon adsorption columns. This project led to the PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 1990.
He then joined the Denel company from 1988 to 1974 where he was involved in systems engineering and project management in armaments procurement. One project involved the design and development of a chemical survival system for an armoured car. He was appointed as manager for a business unit with 27 employees.