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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Prof. Philippe Muchez

Philippe Muchez is professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the KU Leuven and dean of the Faculty of Science. His is head of the Ore Geology and Geofluids research unit and leads the ETN SULTAN project.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Dr. Niels Hulsbosch

Niels Hulsbosch is a FWO postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Geology. He is a member of the research group of Prof. Philippe Muchez who leads the SIM² research line on Geological exploration and advanced resource characterization.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Joren van Stee

Joren van Stee is doing his PhD at SIM² KU Leuven in the research group of Prof. Tom Van Gerven. His topic is solvent extraction in milliflow systems. Find out more about Joren van Stee and his work in this new SIM² interview.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Prof. Valérie Cappuyns

Prof. Valérie Cappuyns is professor at the Faculty of Economics & Business (Campus Brussels). She works in the interdisciplinary research group CEDON. Find out more about Valérie Cappuyns in this SIM² interview.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Dr. Arne Peys

Dr. Arne Peys is a postdoc in the SREMat Group (Dept. Materials Engineering, KU Leuven) aiming to valorise industrial residues in novel processes or materials . Find out more about Arne Peys and his work in the interview below.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven colleague: Katarzyna Janusz

Katarzyna Janusz is a project manager at the Materials Engineering Department. She coordinates the EIT Labelled Master Programme on Sustainable Materials (SUMA), which is SIM² KU Leuven’s future-oriented education flagship.

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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.

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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.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Willem Vereycken

In September 2018 Willem Vereycken started his PhD in the SOLVOMET Group on solvent extraction of critical metals using ionic liquids in milliflow applications. He is nominated for the “EOS Scriptieprijs 2018” for his MSc thesis.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Giacomo Damilano

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.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Brecht Dewulf

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.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Steff Van Loy

Steff Van Loy is a PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven. His work targets the implementation of mechanochemical methods for recycling of critical metals from industrial waste streams.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Liubov Lukina

Liubov Lukina is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven. She is working on the magnetic separation of rare-earth ions. She has a MSc degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland).

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Meet our SIM² Researcher: Isadora Reis Rodrigues

Isadora Reis Rodrigues is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven. She is working on the magnetic separation of rare-earth ions, under the supervision of Prof. Jan Fransaer and Prof. Koen Binnemans

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Siggi Wodarz

Dr. Siggi Wodarz works as a postdoc at SIM² KU Leuven in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project SOLCRIMET (Prof. K. Binnemans). Siggi Wodarz investigates the electrodeposition of critical metals from non-aqueous solvents.

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Meet our ULEI/SIM² researcher: S. Spathariotis

Stylianos Spathariotis is a PhD student at the University of Leicester. In the framework of ETN SOCRATES he is now performing a secondment at KU Leuven, researching the applicability of Deep Eutectic Solvents for metal recovery.

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Meet our SIM² researcher: Lukas Gijsemans

Lukas Gijsemans (Bachelor Degree Chemistry) works as a research associate at the Lab for Inorganic Chemistry. He investigates solvometallurgical methods for industrial case-studies in the KU Leuven C3-SOLMET project.

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Meet our researcher: Giovanna Sauve

Giovanna Sauve was born in Rome, Italy, in 1992. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

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Meet our researcher: Thupten Palden

Thupten Palden is a 28 years old young scientist from Tibet. He did his schoolings in India before coming to Europe to pursue higher education. He obtained his BSc in chemistry from 2009 to 2012 at Jacobs University in Bremen, DE

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Meet our researcher: Vidmantas Bieliunas

Vidmantas Bieliūnas is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on the ETN COSMIC EU project. In this interview you can get to know more about this PhD researcher.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Basit Ali

Basit Ali is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on the electrodeposition of Sm-Co magnetic alloys from ionic liquids (ILs). In this interview you can get to know more about this ETN DEMETER PhD researcher.

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Meet our SIM² researcher: G. Flesoura

Georgia Flesoura is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on inorganic polymers (supervised by Prof. Yiannis Pontikes and Prof. Jef Vleugels). In the interview you can get to know more about this ETN NEW-MINE researcher.

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Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Zheng Li

Zheng Li is a new SIM² KU Leuven researcher working on non-aqueous solvent extraction for the separation of critical metals. In this interview you can get to know more about this Chinese postdoc researcher.

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Meet our SIM² researcher: R. Macchieraldo

Roberto Macchieraldo is performing a secondment in the SIM² KU Leuven cluster (through the ETN SOCRATES project). In the interview below you can get to know more about this Italian researcher with a background in chemistry.

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Meet our SIM² researcher: Nand Peeters

Nand Peeters is a new researcher in the SIM² KU Leuven cluster. In the interview below you can get to know more about this Belgian researcher with a background in solvent extraction.

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Meet our researcher: Dr. Nerea Rodriguez

Dr. Nerea Rodriguez is one of the latest researchers hired by the SIM² KU Leuven cluster. In the interview below you can get to know more about this Spanish postdoctoral researcher with a background in Deep Eutectic Solvents.

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