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SULTAN team at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the SGA in Glasgow

Between 27 and 30 August Glasgow University held the 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits in Glasgow, which for the first time had a room dedicated to “The changing face of metal extraction – geology, biology and geometallurgy”. The big attendance to this conference room from the geological community was exceptional and it also has ...

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Open position: PhD [chemist / hydrometallurgist] in ETN SULTAN project

Applications are invited for 1 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researcher”) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “SULTAN – European Training Network for the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. SULTAN is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, Germany, Finland, ...

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MEC2019 Minerals Engineering Conference – Kocierz, Beskid Mały, 16-19 September 2019

MEC has become one of the most highly acclaimed meetings for representatives of both science and industry working in the field of mineral engineering in Europe. The MEC2019 for the third time is consisting of 15th International Conference on Non-Ferrous Ore Processing (ICNOP), 56th Symposium of Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing and 24rd International Conference of Mineral Processing. The Conference ...

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KU Leuven SOLVOMET visit

After SULTAN Kick-off meeting, ESRs were invited to visit the labs in the geology and chemistry buildings at KU Leuven. SOLVOMET visit Centre for Solvometallurgy (SOLVOMET) at KU Leuven Campus Arenberg III in the Leuven Chem&Tech building where dr. Nerea Rodriguez kindly greeted us and took us on a tour of the Centre, showing us the SOLVOMET laboratories and equipment. ...

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ESR4 – Feliciana Ludovici

Feliciana Ludovici was born in 1992 in a small city in the South of Italy. She studied Industrial Chemistry during both the Bachelor’s (University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum) and the Master’s (Università degli Studi di Milano) degree. Thanks to her high interest for the organic chemistry, during her Bachelor’s degree, she decided to concentrate her thesis project on ...

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ESR12: Francisco Cunha Soares Veiga Simão

Francisco Veiga Simão was born in January 1993, in the beautiful and sunny city of Coimbra, Portugal. He is a geologist graduated with an MSc in Geosciences with a specialisation in Geological Resources, and a BSc in Geology from the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). During his academic career, he also ...

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NEMO Consortium meets in Seville and visits Cobre Las Cruces (November 2018)

Between 6 and 8 November 2018, the second NEMO consortium meeting took place in Sevilla (Spain), 6 months after the NEMO project Kick-off (GD, 29.11.2018)   All NEMO Consortium partners gathered to discuss project progress and status. The main items on the agenda were: Progress and status for each work package (day 1 and day 3) Management Board meeting (day ...

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Networking on CRMs: NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER present!

On Monday 12 November 2018, the EU projects NEMO, CROCODILE and ETN DEMETER were presented at the second annual Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) Event. This event offered an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in the field of Critical Raw Materials. It was co-organised by the European Commission, and the ...

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SULTAN researchers team is now complete

After a 4 months recruitment process, we are happy to announce that the ESRs team for the SULTAN project is now complete. A total number of 240 candidates applied for the 15 ESR positions. Candidates screening, several interviews, a recruiting event in Leuven and careful deliberation were needed to choose the fifteen researchers of the project. Please meet the 15 ...

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SULTAN Recruiting Event & pre-kick-off meeting

SULTAN Recruiting Event took place at Novotel, Leuven on October 18, 2018. The preselected candidates were invited to presented themselves, their background and their motivation and to asses their suitability for the ESR position they applied for. All ESR positions are now seized by 15 young researchers from all over the world. The recruiting event has been followed by the pre-kick-off meeting ...

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KU Leuven

KU Leuven (KUL) boasts a rich tradition of education and research that dates back six centuries. KUL is currently by far the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure (EUR 455.1 million in 2015), and is a charter member of LERU. KUL conducts fundamental and applied research in all academic disciplines with a clear international orientation. In the ...

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TU Clausthal

Clausthal University of Technology (TUC) is an internationally renowned institution with strong regional ties. Founded in 1775 as mining academy the University has strong traditions of quality education recognised and valued by many national as well as international companies. Research and education at TUC are currently focused on raw materials and energy, materials science and engineering, as well as mechanical ...

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ESR10: Panagiotis Xanthopoulos

Panagiotis Xanthopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1992 and graduated from the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2015. Within his five year-long studies, he specialized in the field of metallurgical procedures and carried out his Diploma Thesis at the Laboratory of Hydrometallurgy. During the summer of 2014 he worked ...

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ESR5: Demian Kalebić

Demian Kalebic is a chemist from Pula, Croatia with great interest in organic synthesis, chemistry of natural compounds, medicinal and supramolecular chemistry. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. During studies he did his research in synthesis and complexation-properties studies of siderophore analogs – ...

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ESR6: Ana Luiza Coelho Braga

Ana Luiza C. B. de Carvalho is a mining engineer with experience in different areas of mineral processing engineering: leaching, flotation, undergroung mining and numerical modelling. Her professional career is focused on researching and teaching. Since 2017 she works at the Federal University of Southern and Southeastern of Pará (UNIFESSPA). From 2017 to 2018, she was the responsible for the ...

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ESR7: Maja Vuckovic

Maja Vučković is a geologist and environmental scientist coming from the south of Croatia. She has lived and studied in four different countries across Europe and holds B.Sc and M.Sc degree from University of Zagreb. After completion of her internship at University of Lisbon in 2017, she decided to pursue a PhD degree. Currently, she’s a PhD candidate at KU ...

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ESR8: Tamara Azevedo Schueler

Tamara Azevedo Schueler has completed her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Microbiology by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. The combination of biotechnology and engineering has always been her main passion. For that reason, she decided to develop her projects for bachelor´s and master’s degree at School of Chemistry, where offers courses of chemical and bioprocesses engineering. She ...

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ESR9: Chiamaka Belsonia Opara

Chiamaka Belsonia Opara doubles as an Environmental Biotechnologist and a Biochemist who hails from Nigeria. She obtained her MSc degree in Biotechnology from the University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom in 2017; and her BSc degree in Applied Biochemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria in 2014. The course of study on ‘Microbial Technology’ undertaken during her MSc ...

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ESR11: He Niu

He Niu was born in China. He specialized in material science and his research interests are focused on Inorganic Materials. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China. He accomplished his master thesis in Hydrogen Storage Group, University of Birmingham (UOB) in UK and held his Master’s degree of MRes. The title of his ...

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