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 SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Dr. Annelies Malfliet
Dr. Annelies Malfliet is research expert at the Department of Materials Engineering, where she works in the research group of High Temperature Processes and Industrial Ecology. She coordinates the HiTemp Industrial Service Centre.
Networking on CRMs: NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER present!
On 12-11-2018, NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER were presented at the 2nd annual Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) event, which was co-organised by the European Commission and the H2020 project SCRREEN during the Raw Materials Week.
Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Rayco Lommelen
Rayco Lommelen started his PhD in the SOLVOMET Group at KU Leuven in September 2018. He is working on the development of a better model to describe and predict solvent extractions and metal separations using basic extractants.
Science for Society: interview with Binnemans and Jones
In the Science@leuven Journal (Issue 62, p. 14-17) Siska Waelkens interviewed Prof. Koen Binnemans and Dr. Peter Tom Jones about their work in the field of sustainable metallurgy and their wider research valorisation strategy.
Gwendolyn Bailey (DEMETER): “MSCA Fellow of the Week”
Gwen Bailey, ESR 15 in EU MSCA-ETN DEMETER, was selected as the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Association Fellow of the Week. Gwen will feature in the panel debate “Are REEs still critical?” in the DEMETER Symposium (February 2019).
2nd ELFM EP Seminar shows Landfill Directive’s blind spots
On 20-11-2018, the 2nd ELFM EP Seminar took place. A full house of experts participated in an interactive debate about developing a dynamic landfill management strategy for Europe. Peter Tom Jones provides a first analysis.

News

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Dr. Annelies Malfliet

December 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Dr. Annelies Malfliet is research expert at the Department of Materials Engineering, where she works in the research group of High Temperature Processes and Industrial Ecology. She coordinates the HiTemp Industrial Service Centre.

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24 students take on the (EIT RawMaterials) SUMA challenge

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The EIT-labelled Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA) welcomed 24 enthusiastic students in September 2018. This 3rd cohort is the biggest cohort for SUMA so far, with selected candidates coming from all over the world.

  • Photo Rayco Lommelen (SOLVOMET, SIM² KU Leuven)

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Rayco Lommelen

December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Rayco Lommelen started his PhD in the SOLVOMET Group at KU Leuven in September 2018. He is working on the development of a better model to describe and predict solvent extractions and metal separations using basic extractants.

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Science for Society: interview with Binnemans and Jones

November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

In the Science@leuven Journal (Issue 62, p. 14-17) Siska Waelkens interviewed Prof. Koen Binnemans and Dr. Peter Tom Jones about their work in the field of sustainable metallurgy and their wider research valorisation strategy.

Research Results

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New process to recover indium from iron-rich solutions

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new, selective method to recover indium from iron-rich solutions. This work, funded through EU METGROW+, was published as a golden open access paper in Separation and Purification Technology.

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Recovering rare earths from old TVs and computer screens

December 1st, 2018|0 Comments

SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new method to recover valuable rare earth elements from waste CRT phosphor powder, using selective sulfation roasting and water leaching. This work was published in Hydrometallurgy.

Blog Posts

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Get to know about Simona, ESR 4 of EU ETN DEMETER

August 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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Get to know about Gwen, ESR15 MSCA-ETN DEMETER

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Get to know about Martina, ESR3 MSCA-ETN DEMETER

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

It is time to celebrate Women in Science!

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Why use a Microreactor for Chemical Processes?

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Recycling potential of End-of-Life Vehicles in UK

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments