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► Academic staff:

Professor Eric Pirard (coordinator)

Professor Stoyan Gaydardzhiev

Professor Quentin Louveaux

 ► Administrative coordination and International relations:

 Miss Rosalia Fiorentino (emerald@ulg.ac.be)

 Ms Isabelle Noirot

► Course specialization 

Ore characterization and process mineralogy

Urban mining and recycling

 ► GeMMe:

The coordination of EMerald is held by GeMMe group at University of Liege. With a research team of about 35 engineers and technicians, the GeMMe (Minerals Engineering, Materials and Environment) group, focuses on 4 innovation axes:  mineral characterization, smart sorting, physical pre-processing and hydrometallurgy. The group is leading a portfolio of 12 M€ research and innovation projects with a strong emphasis on transferring know-how from the primary resource sector (mining) to landfill and urban mining. Recycling of metals from complex end-of-life products has become a strong focus of the group which will clearly benefit to future EMerald students and offer them new job opportunities.

► Projects in the field of Raw Materials

Important research projects in developing instrumentations for advanced mineral processing and recycling are funded by the Wallonia and the EU:

Ancorelog – EU- Advanced Core Logging System  (with DMT, Fraunhofer,…)

AMCO – EU- Automated Microscopic Characterization of Ores  (with UPMadrid,…)

RoSTAR - EU-  Ultra fine grinding mill for liberation of high valued ores (with TUFreiberg,…)

NewEco - EU-  Towards a New EU industrial ecosystem for strategic metals production  (with Eramet, Boliden, Aalto Univ,…)

PICK IT - W- Smart Sorting of Non-Ferrous Scraps and Alloys  (with Comet, …)

ODISSEY- W- Online Developments In Spectral Sensing of materials for recycling (with Comet,…)

BIOLIX – W- Bio Hydrometallurgy of electrical and electronic waste  (with Comet, …)

► Institution:

The only complete public university in the Belgian French-speaking community, the University of Liège prides itself on its pluralistic vision and on its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and innovation.   It is a member of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy (together with Gembloux Agro Bio Tech).

With a student body numbering 20,000 and a staff of 4300, 2800 of whom are teachers or researchers, the University of Liège offers enriching and diversified courses of study (38 bachelor's, 193 master's, and 68 advanced master's programmes), is committed to the development of student-centered learning, is intensely involved in international research programmes (especially the European Union's FP6 and P7 projects) and is in contact with more than 600 institutions throughout the world (250 in Europe).  The University of Liège is fully integrated into the greater European education (Bologna) and research (Lisbon) sphere, and more globally, into the main international scientific networks.

Attuned to society's needs, the University of Liège also plays an important role in Wallonia as creator of new economic high value-added economic activities and as coordinator of technological centers bringing together the public and private sectors. 

Located in a city near the meeting point of Germanic and Latin cultures (the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and the Greater Area), the University of Liège is the culmination of a long intellectual and educational tradition. Easily accessible by road, air or train, the university has much to offer prospective students and researchers from across Europe and beyond who wish to partake of its ongoing commitment to quality research and teaching, already internationally recognized. 

► City:

Today, Liège is the largest Walloon metropolis and the third largest urban area in Belgium. It has 200,000 inhabitants. It lies at the heart of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, covering Maastricht, Aachen and Hasselt. Liège may no longer be a state capital, but it still has some important roles: political (provincial capital), economic (the Vertbois site is the seat of the Walloon Region's economic institutions), judicial (Prosecutor's office, Courts and Tribunals), educational (dense network of secondary schools and higher education establishments), cultural, etc.  Find out more about Liège here.

"Liège in the eyes of international Postdoc researchers"