RL1 Team

Prof. Jan Elsen

Prof. Jan Elsen is a geologist and his research focuses on the mineralogical characterisation and use of industrial minerals (clays, cement minerals and zeolite deposits with pozzolanic properties). Techniques used include Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction, petrography, electron microscopy and thermal and chemical analysis.

Dr. Annelies Malfliet

Dr. Annelies Malfliet is a materials engineer experienced in the field of pyrometallurgy, and coordinator of the Centre for High Temperature Processes and Sustainable Materials Management. Her main domain of expertise is vessel integrity and microscopical characterisation techniques, including FEG EPMA-WDS.

Dr. Niels Hulsbosch

Niels Hulsbosch is a FWO postdoctoral researcher who focusses on the quantification of differentiation processes in evolved felsic magma systems and their role in the enrichment of critical rare metals, such as lithium, niobium, tantalum, tin and tungsten. Niels Hulsbosch investigates the geochemistry of the bulk, mineral and inclusion record of natural rocks in order …

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Prof. Valérie Cappuyns

Prof. Valerie Cappuyns is senior lecturer in environmental science and technology. Her research interests include environmental geochemistry (solid-phase characterisation and leaching of heavy metals from soils, sediments and waste materials), sustainable management of contaminated sites, life cycle analysis, and eco-efficiency.

Prof. Bart Blanpain

Prof. Bart Blanpain (RL Leader) leads the HiTemp Group, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of pyrometallurgy including ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and slag processing. Bart Blanpain’s Group has an excellent track record in (mainly) strategic basic and applied science projects involving slag/residue valorisation, refractory wear, urban/landfill mining and novel/optimised metallurgical …

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Prof. Philippe Muchez

Prof. Philippe Muchez is head of the Ore Geology and Geofluids Research Group. He carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Liverpool and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Laureate of the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium and member of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. Research on the migration of …

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