SIM² KU Leuven’s mission is to develop, organise and implement problem-driven, science-deep research and future-oriented education, contributing to the
environmentally friendly production and recycling of metals, minerals and engineered materials, supporting the transition to a climate-friendly, circular-economy.
The ETN NEW-MINE project organizes a dedicated training session on proposal writing dedicated to the MSCA Individual Fellowships. The training is free of charge and will take place on Wednesday February 5, 2020, from 13h30 to 17h00, in Park Inn Hotel in Leuven (Belgium).
The EU H2020 projects CROCODILE and TARANTULA contributed to the 9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials
The European Rare Earth Resources Conference ERES 2020 will be held between 6 and 9 of October 2020 in the European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece. Following the success of the 1st ERES conference in
The short movie ‘Stairway to Sustainability’ reveals the results of the MSCA-ETN SOCRATES project. The researchers have found ways to transform the various metal-containing industrial process residues into recyclables and high-added value outputs. And they even made a staircase out of it!
Meet SIM² researchers
Marion Bechtold is a new IOF innovation manager in the field of innovative materials for a circular economy. She also coordinates the Leuven Materials Research Center (MRC) and represents it at (inter)national platforms.
Philippe Muchez is professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the KU Leuven and dean of the Faculty of Science. His is head of the Ore Geology and Geofluids research unit. Philippe Muchez coordinates one of SIM² KU Leuven’s flagship EU projects: EU H2020 ETN SULTAN and
Neodymium-iron-boron or NdFeB magnets are a vital part of our tech-driven world because of their excellent magnetic properties and versatility
Researchers from the ProcESS and SOLVOMET Group have developed a mechanochemically intensified acid-free leaching process for the recovery of critical metals from NdFeB magnets