Last modification : Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The ChEMaRTS research team is based at Campus Group T Leuven and deals with the valorization of waste, residues and end-of-life streams. Currently, ChEMaRTS counts three professors and a number of highly competent and motivated PhD students, all active under the unit of Sustainable Materials Processing and Recycling (SeMPeR) of the Department of Materials Engineering (MTM) and/or under the Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS) of the Department of Chemical Engineering (CIT).
The objective of this PhD research is the development, simulation and analysis of a mechanochemically-assisted hydrometallurgical process to valorize secondary raw materials. Principles of comminution, mechanochemistry and extractive metallurgy will be exploited to develop the mechanochemical- hydrometallurgical process. Principles of process engineering and sustainability assessment will be applied to simulate this process and assess its economic and environmental sustainability. This research is based on an extensive laboratory activity (experiments, analysis, etc.) complemented with computational methods (thermodynamic modeling and speciation, techno- economic assessment, life-cycle assessment).
The person in this position is also expected to carry out educational tasks for about 10-15% of his/her time.Profile
The successful candidate:
KU Leuven is among the top universities in Europe (ranked 48th in general and 45th in engineering according to Times Higher Education world university ranking). The Group T is located in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Giuseppe Granata, tel.: +32 16 32 86 62, mail: email@example.com.
Applications should consist of a motivation letter (including contact information of 2 referees) and a CV (including copies of diploma certificates and transcripts at university level). You can apply for this job no later than October 31, 2022 via the online application tool.
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