During the period 2011-2018 the SIM² KU Leuven consortium has gradually expanded from a core group of Research Teams/Departments (as present in the IOF-KP SMaRT-Pro²) towards a much larger organisation, covering a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from chemical engineering to chemistry, civil engineering, metallurgical and materials engineering, environmental technology, economy, geology and mineralogy, industrial ecology, law and organisation psychology. Currently the SIM² consortium consists of the following Research Groups (associated ZAP-Members, IOF-Managers and Research Managers/Experts are also indicated):

  1. Chemical Engineering: Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS) (Tom Van Gerven, Georgios Stefanidis, Simon Kuhn)
  2. Chemistry: SOLVOMET Group – Laboratory of Metallurgical Chemistry @ KU Leuven (Koen Binnemans, Lieven Machiels, Sofia Riaño, Bieke Onghena)
  3. Chemistry: Laboratory of Organic Synthesis (Wim Dehaen)
  4. Civil Engineering: Building Materials and Building Technology Section (Özlem Cizer, Koen Van Balen, Lucie Vandewalle)
  5. Civil Engineering: Construction TC, Bruges Campus (Luc Boehme, Jiabin Li)
  6. Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geology (Jan Elsen, Philippe Muchez, Niels Hulsbosch, Rudy Swennen)
  7. Economy and Management: Center for Economics and Corporate Sustainability (Johan Eyckmans, Valérie Cappuyns, Marc Craps, Karel Van Acker)
  8. Law: Center for Advanced Legal Studies (Geert Van Calster)
  9. Mechanical Engineering: Design Methodology and Lifecycle Engineering (Joost Duflou, Wim Dewulf)
  10. Materials Engineering: High Temperature Processes and Industrial Ecology (Pyro HiTemp Research Group (Bart Blanpain, Peter Tom Jones, Muxing Guo, Annelies Malfliet) & Secondary Resources for Engineered Materials SREMat (Yiannis Pontikes))
  11. Materials Engineering: Sustainability Assessments of Material Life Cycles (Karel Van Acker, Luc Alaerts)
  12. Materials Engineering: Materials with Novel Functionality (Jan Fransaer)
  13. Technology Cluster Materials Technology, Group T Leuven Campus (Jo Van Caneghem)
  14. Technology Cluster Mechanical Engineering, Group T Leuven Campus (Wim Dewulf)

The SIM² Steercom has expressed its desire to further expand the SIM² KU Leuven composition, either by integrating new members or by reaching out to affiliates in specific project settings.

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Photo SIM² KU Leuven GA

SIM² KU Leuven General Assembly Meeting, November 2017