Eric Pirard is "ingenieur geologue" and professor of georesources at ULiège. Specialised in developing computer-assisted imaging techniques in geology, particle science and geometallurgy, he is heading a group of about 30 researchers.
Karel Van Acker is full professor in Circular Economy at KU Leuven with a joint mandate at the department of Materials Engineering (faculty of Engineering Sciences) and at the Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability (faculty of Business and Economics). His research is on developing strategies to realize the circular economy (CE) and on sustainability assessments of these CE strategies, including amongst others recycling, materials substitution, sharing economy and circular business models. He leads the policy research centre “Circular economy” for the Flemish government and currently is the chairman of the Sustainability Council of KU Leuven.”
RISE Research Institute of Sweden
Jutta Hildenbrand is research scientist and project manager at RISE. Her research fields are life cycle assessment and system analysis for product systems including a focus on chemicals assessment.
Université de Lorraine
Alexandre CHAGNES is Full Professor at ENSG in France. He published 125 open literature publications and 2 patents, and he has given 137 talks in national and international meetings. He has created the National Research Network PROMETHEE on hydrometallurgical processes (http://gdr-promethee.cnrs.fr) and is Scientific Director of the Labex RESSOURCES21 and Director of Industrial Partnerships at the Engineering School of Geology in Nancy (ENSG). His field of research is focused on solvent chemistry applied to lithium-ion batteries and liquid-liquid extraction of strategic metals from minings and recycling for a sustainable management of resources and energy.
Michal Preisner is an Assistant Professor at the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute (MEERI) of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the biogenic compounds of nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater and on the possibilities for phosphorus recovery. He was also a regional coordinator of the project "SYMBI - Industrial Symbiosis for Regional Sustainable Growth and a Resource Efficient Circular Economy" (https://www.interregeurope.eu/symbi/).
Johannes Schleifenbaum is Full professor and Director of the chair for Digital Additive Production (DAP), RWTH Aachen University. He is also managing director of ACAM - Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH.
Magdalena Petryniak is #HeroMaker, Story Seekers Evangelist and Strategic Communication Advisor. She has gained extensive experience in project management and business development, and realized more than 200 communication and marketing projects for business organizations, public sector and non-profits. Magdalena teaches communication, influence, and sales using the "Customer Hero" methodology created by Mike Bosworth.