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New PhD on innovative technologies for REE recovery

January 25th, 2019|

On January 23rd, 2018, Rodolfo Marin Rivera obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering. He successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Innovative technologies for rare earth element recovery from bauxite residue‘.

PhD topic at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)

January 22nd, 2019|

Development of a continuous process to separate americium from curium and lanthanides.

Open position at Group T/KU Leuven (hitemp reactor systems)

November 9th, 2018|

At the Science, Engineering & Technology Group of the KU Leuven, there is a full-time academic vacancy in the Faculty Engineering Technology, Department of Materials Engineering.

SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize

November 1st, 2018|

SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize in the category "Best Early Stage Innovation 2018" for its work on a process for recovering platinum group metals (PGM) from PGM-containing waste.


October 10th, 2018|

Process intensification yields chemical and metallurgical processing methods with high materials and energy efficiency. Process digitalisation aims at developing Industry 4.0 tools in order to improve process and data management

EU “Raw Materials Week” 2018 (November 12-16)

October 8th, 2018|

Following the success of the Raw Materials Week 2017, the 3rd edition of the EU "Raw Materials Week", organised by the European Commission, will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November 2018 in Brussels.

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Giacomo Damilano

October 5th, 2018|

In December 2016, Giacomo Damilano started his PhD studies at KU Leuven researching the synthesis of novel Ionic Liquids starting from renewable materials,in the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SOCRATES project.

Circular Economy & Raw material experts meet in Vienna

September 28th, 2018|

The EU project CROCODILE will organise a session on Cobalt recovery during Going Green CARE INNOVATION 2018 on Nov 28 2018 in Vienna (Austria). The event is highly relevant for experts working on raw materials and circular economy

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Brecht Dewulf

September 27th, 2018|

Brecht Dewulf started his PhD in the Lab of Inorganic Chemistry supervised by Prof. Koen Binnemans. He is interested in non-aqueous solvent extraction for the separation of rare earths.

Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in CHARMING

August 1st, 2018|

The EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN CHARMING consortium is looking for a dynamic team of 15 bright and enthusiastic PhD students. The call for applicants is now officially open. PhD candidates need to apply on-line through the CHARMING application tool. The deadline for on-line applications is October 15, 2018.