Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in SULTAN

Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in SULTAN

The EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SULTAN consortium is looking for a dynamic team of 15 bright and enthusiastic PhD students. SULTAN focuses on the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites. The call for applicants is now officially open. PhD candidates...
New EU H2020 MSCA-ETN coming soon: meet SULTAN

New EU H2020 MSCA-ETN coming soon: meet SULTAN

SIM² KU Leuven is delighted to announce that it has secured funding for a new EU H2020 MSCA-ETN project focusing on the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites. The project is called SULTAN and is set to start on September 1, 2018, provided the...
Scandium in Greek bauxite and bauxite residue

Scandium in Greek bauxite and bauxite residue

In the context of the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN REDMUD project, an international team of  researchers have published one of the most detailed ever characterisation studies of the occurrence of scandium in Greek bauxite and bauxite residue, in view of the development of...
Thermal stability of ionic liquid Cyphos IL 101

Thermal stability of ionic liquid Cyphos IL 101

In collaboration with Umicore, SIM² KU Leuven researchers investigated the thermal stability of the ionic liquid Cyphos IL 101 under various experimental conditions for possible high-temperature applications. The work has been published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys....
Novel approach to phosphinates and phosphonates

Novel approach to phosphinates and phosphonates

In the framework of the ERC SOLCRIMET project SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new straightforward and versatile procedure to prepare both phosphinate and phosphonate compounds. These compounds are useful as reagents for solvent extraction of a variety of...
Euronews video on Enhanced Landfill Mining

Euronews video on Enhanced Landfill Mining

Following the coverage by the Financial Times, the World Economic Forum and multiple documentaries and TED-talks, Euronews-Futuris has just released a new documentary video on the topic of Enhanced Landfill Mining. The present video features EU H2020 MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE...