BEng(Metal) at University of Pretoria, MEng(Metal) at University of Pretoria, PhD (Metallurgical Engineering) at University of Pretoria.
Lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical
Engineering at University of Pretoria (2003-2007).
Senior Researcher at the Light Metals Competency Area at CSIR
specialising in rheocasting and heat treatment (2007-2016). Senior Researcher at National Laser Centre at CSIR specialising in Laser
Enabled Manufacturing including 3D Metal Printing (2016-2017).
Affiliated Assistant Professor at Jönköping University in Sweden (Since 2016).
Part-time Senior Lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at University of Pretoria (Since 2018).
Malika completed her studies in mechanical engineering at University of Sidi Bel Abbes in Algeria. She completed her experimental work at the CSIR in South Africa for her PhD from 2015 to 2017. She has a very hands approach to engineering as well as consulting work, collaborating with a multidisciplinary technical team to the benefit of the customer
She is the Africa Chair and the Johannesburg local ambassador in South Africa for the global organisation “Women in 3D Printing”.