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Vacancy for a PhD position at the KU Leuven, Department of Materials Engineering

Production of low-CO2 calciumsulfoferroaluminate clinker from bauxite residue Bauxite residue (BR) is the main waste of the alumina sector produced at rates of 7 million tons per year in the EU. The recycling rates are less than 100 thousand tons per year, however. In the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project ‘Industrial Residue Activation for sustainable cement …

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COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS FOR ENHANCED PLASTIC RECYCLING

The Applied Fluid Mechanics and (Aero) Acoustics (AFAA) research group of the division of Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion (TME) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the university of Leuven is looking for a motivated colleague. The AFAA research team is a growing, multi-disciplinary research group with a strong emphasis on the application of …

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Academic Position In Health And Safety Management

Research You are an ambitious, internationally oriented researcher in the domain of Health and Safety Management (occupational safety, occupational hygiene, safety science, operational risk management, ergonomics in the workplace, …). You publish in international top journals within the field, attract external research funding, develop international research projects, and advise doctoral students. You strive for excellence …

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Research Position on Artificial Intelligence for Robotic Re- and Demanufacturing of Electric Car Batteries

As KU Leuven research group on Life Cycle Engineering of the Department of Mechanical Engineering we have acquired significant experience in re- and demanufacturing of Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), in other words the dismantling of products into their components or composing materials in support of reuse and/or high-end recycling. We also exploit …

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Research Position on Robotic Sorting for Metal Recycling

As KU Leuven research group on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering we have acquired significant experience in re- and demanufacturing, which includes reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling of various waste streams and the dismantling of products into their components or composing materials. In addition, the ACRO research group has acquired …

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Sustainability assessments for critical metal recycling and use in electronics

Make the high-tech future (e-vehicles, LEDs) a sustainable future The research group “sustainability assessments of materials and circular economy” (SAM) brings together researchers who are motivated to strengthen Circular Economy strategies by well-founded scientific insights. We develop and perform assessments of the environmental, economic and social hurdles and opportunities of circular technologies. We do this …

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Ex-ante sustainability assessments of biorefinery flow sheets

Be part of the transition towards a low-carbon chemical industry by assessing new sustainable technologies (LCA, LCC). The research group “sustainability assessments of materials and circular economy” (SAM) brings together researchers who are motivated to strengthen Circular Economy strategies by well-founded scientific insights. We develop and perform assessments of the environmental, economic and social hurdles …

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Open Position for a Professor in METAL RECOVERY FROM MINERAL FLOWS

The Science, Engineering & Technology Group of KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Materials Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, has a joint, full-time academic vacancy in the area of metal recovery from mineral flows. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record, a strong affinity with industrial applications, …

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PhD topic at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN) – Promoter Muchez Philippe

Short project description The principal type of nuclear fuel material, which remains widely used today, is uranium dioxide (UO2). It’s main constituent, the element uranium, has the highest atomic weight occurring naturally on earth, and consists of different radioactive isotopes. The environmental impact of uranium-containing materials, with respect to the safe storage and retention of …

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