KU Leuven – University of Leuven

KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal. All programs at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors. KU Leuven ranks among the best 50 universities worldwide. For eLi, KU Leuven provides leading experts in hydro-, solvo-, iono- and electrometallurgy and in the sustainability assessment of developed flowsheets, thus acting along the whole value chain. Further expertise is brought in through the research groups on ore deposits, electrochemistry and advanced nanomaterials. KU Leuven will coordinate and promote R&D actions crosslinking the different platforms.


  • Expertise in a wide range of raw material R&D projects worldwide
  • Expertise in circular economy (assessment and development) and residue valorization
  • Expertise in pyro-, hydro- and solvometallurgy
  • Strong track record in technology transfer to the industry
  • Research driven education and entrepreneurship

Role in eLi

Coordination of the Research Committee


Dr. Jean Paul Gueneau de Mussy, Dr. Marion Bechtold, Prof. Dr. Karel Van Acker