University of Lorraine

With more than 3,700 teaching and research faculties and approximately 54,000 students, including nearly 8,000 foreign students, the University of Lorraine (UL) is one of France’s largest multidisciplinary universities. The scientific activity of the university is organized in 60 research laboratories located in 10 scientific centers and 6 research federations covering a wide range of disciplinary fields and topics. In addition, the university houses several technology platforms including large-scale facilities and large measurement instruments, providing research teams with the most efficient equipment. Its GeoRessources lab covers the skills requested for the development of extractive metallurgical processes including geoscience, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy.


  • Geometallurgy
  • Raw Material characterization
  • Mineral processing and hydrometallurgy of primary and secondary resources
  • Social and economic integration of mining activities
  • Education in geoscience, mining, exploitation, extractive metallurgy

Role in eLi

  • Coordination of the platform “Materials and Components”
  • Participation in Platforms „Circular Economy and Predictive Modelling“ and „Processing and Recycling“


Prof. Dr. Alexandre Chagnes