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SIM² Welcome
SIM² KU Leuven (Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management) is an interdisciplinary research cluster at KU Leuven, which addresses the European and global demand for more cleantech innovation and research on resource recovery and recycling.
Meet our new SIM² researcher: G. Flesoura
Georgia Flesoura is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on inorganic polymers (supervised by Prof. Yiannis Pontikes and Prof. Jef Vleugels). In the interview you can get to know more about this ETN NEW-MINE researcher.
ERES 2017 (Santorini): Six lessons learned
On May 28-31, 2017, more than 200 people took part in the 2nd Conference on European Rare Earth Resources in Santorini, Greece. Peter Tom Jones (SIM² KU Leuven) provides a personal evaluation through his “six lessons learned”.
New deadline ELFM IV paper submission: June 15
On the specific request of a number of people the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the ELFM IV Symposium in Mechelen (Belgium) has been extended to June 15, 2017. This is a one-off extension.
Meet our new SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Zheng Li
Zheng Li is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on non-aqueous solvent extraction for the separation of critical metals. In this interview you can get to know more about this Chinese postdoc researcher.
New SIM² Research Line: Process Intensification
A fifth research line in SIM² KU Leuven has just been launched. Process intensification aims at the development of chemical process technology which allows chemical processing with high materials and energy efficiency.
Meet our new SIM² researcher: R. Macchieraldo
Roberto Macchieraldo is performing a secondment in the SIM² KU Leuven cluster (through the ETN SOCRATES project). In the interview below you can get to know more about this Italian researcher with a background in chemistry.

Meet our new SIM² researcher: G. Flesoura

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Georgia Flesoura is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on inorganic polymers (supervised by Prof. Yiannis Pontikes and Prof. Jef Vleugels). In the interview you can get to know more about this ETN NEW-MINE researcher.

World Economic Forum & landfill mining

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

On June 21, 2017, the World Economic Forum featured a blog by Dr. Peter Tom Jones about ‘Enhanced Landfill Mining’ (ELFM). Reaching an audience of 100,000+ readers per week, this article puts landfill mining under the (global) spotlights.

ERES 2017 (Santorini): Six lessons learned

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

On May 28-31, 2017, more than 200 people took part in the 2nd Conference on European Rare Earth Resources in Santorini, Greece. Peter Tom Jones (SIM² KU Leuven) provides a personal evaluation through his “six lessons learned”.

New deadline ELFM IV paper submission: June 15

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

On the specific request of a number of people the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the ELFM IV Symposium in Mechelen (Belgium) has been extended to June 15, 2017. This is a one-off extension.

Meet our new SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Zheng Li

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Zheng Li is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on non-aqueous solvent extraction for the separation of critical metals. In this interview you can get to know more about this Chinese postdoc researcher.

New SIM² Research Line: Process Intensification

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A fifth research line in SIM² KU Leuven has just been launched. Process intensification aims at the development of chemical process technology which allows chemical processing with high materials and energy efficiency.

Meet our new SIM² researcher: R. Macchieraldo

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Roberto Macchieraldo is performing a secondment in the SIM² KU Leuven cluster (through the ETN SOCRATES project). In the interview below you can get to know more about this Italian researcher with a background in chemistry.

KU Leuven: inside cover Chemical Communications

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven researchers Depuydt & Van den Bossche published a paper on "Metal extraction with a short-chain imidazolium nitrate ionic liquid". The article was rewarded with an inside cover in Chemical Communications.

M. Enis Leblebici obtains PhD on photoreactors

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

On May 15, 2017, M. Enis Leblebici (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained his PhD degree. The topic of his dissertation is “Design, modelling and benchmarking of photoreactors and separation processes for waste treatment and purification".

ETN NEW-MINE project features in Italian press

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The article, “Nuovi minatori in formazione” (“New Miners in training”), was published in Sole 24 ORE, an leading Italian economic newspaper. The article highlights Enhanced Landfill Mining as a grand opportunity for Europe.