The following Invited Speakers have confirmed their participation for ELFM IV:
(TU Delft, Netherlands)
(Linköping University, Sweden)
(Advanced Plasma Power, UK)
(Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
(“De LOCALS”, Belgium)
(KU Leuven, Belgium)
(KU Leuven, Belgium)
(Padua University, Italy)
Nele DE BELIE
(ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
(RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Short cv’s of our Invited Speakers
Werner Annaert. General Director at Go4Circle (Belgium), the umbrella association for (currently 220) private companies active in collection, sorting, recycling, treating and processing waste and contaminated soil.
Maurice Ballard. Director of CleanTechPunt vzw. Coordinator of the “DE LOCALS” Group in Houthalen, a group representing a number of local inhabitants living in the vicinity of the Remo landfill site in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium.
Enrico Bernardo. Associate professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering, since 2014. Co-chair of Advanced Ceramics and Glasses reseach group, scientist in charge at University of Padova for CoACH-ETN, NEW-MINE and FunGlass european projects
Ilse Bilsen. Project Manager at the Unit Environmental Risk and Health at VITO.
Jonas Cautaerts. Business Developer for Colruyt Group – DATS 24.
Nele De Belie. Professor in Durability of Cement Bound Materials at Ghent University since 2000; head of the “Concrete and Environment” group within the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research; chair or member of several (inter)national scientific committees (e.g. within RILEM); author of more than 300 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and editor of 5 books; expert in (bio)deterioration, bioconsolidation, self-healing, self-cleaning, concrete with supplementary cementitious materials, life cycle assessment, design for recycling.
Ranajit Ghose. Associate Professor at the Section of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Editor-in-Chief of the ISI journal Near Surface Geophysics. Specialist in high-resolution seismics, shear waves, wave propagation in fractured media, soil physics and poroelasticity, geotechnical geophysics, and physics-based integrated approaches.
Lieve Helsen. Full professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the KU Leuven since 2005, Head of the KU Leuven Thermal Systems Simulation (The SySi) research group, Academic Head of the Thermal Systems Field within EnergyVille, member of the Board of Directors of the KU Leuven Energy Institute.
Zoran Jovanovic. Deputy Head of the Professorship of the Renewable Carriers at ETH-Zurich with 14 years of Industrial R&D (Research Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA), 3 years of renewable energy process development and project management (Principal Engineer at Sundrop Fuels, USA).
Joakim Krook. Professor at Linköping University, Sweden. Specialised in multidisciplinary systems analysis research on landfill and urban mining, Steering Committee Member of EURELCO, project manager and supervisor in several national research projects, advisory board member of relevant research programmes such as “Anthropogenic resources” at TU Vienna, Austria and “In situ resource recovery from waste repositories” Cardiff University UK. Supervisor in ETN NEW-MINE.
Patrick Laevers. Group Business Development Director of Renewi plc and member of the executive committee. PhD in Engineering obtained at VUB, Belgium. More than 15 years of experience in the international waste-management industry, progressing through various multi-site managerial roles. Prior to his appointment at Renewi, Patrick was a executive committee member of Shanks plc and Managing Director of Belgium.
Fred Nguyen. Professor at University of Liège, Belgium. Expert in hydrogeophysics and in inverse modelling formulated as a deterministic problem or as a stochastic one using for example training images and the probability perturbation method. Participates in several projects targeting geophysics for landfill mining such as MINERVE and RAWFILL.
Roland Pomberger. Professor Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at Montanunivesität Leoben. Specialist in mechanical waste treatment, hazardous waste and refuse derived fuels (RDFs), 20 years of industrial expertise as manager of Saubermacher, Head of the Austrian Water and Waste Association (ÖWAV) working group “Resource protection and resource efficiency”).
Yiannis Pontikes. Associate professor at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven. He is leading the Secondary Resources for Engineered Material (SREMat) research group, that consists of approximately 15 post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers. SREMat has built an expertise on the valorisation of residues towards ceramic, cement and inorganic polymer (geopolymer) formulations, from the level of binder synthesis all the way to full scale prototypes. He is one of the founders of the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, where he serves as the managing editor.
Thomas Pretz. Professor at RWTH Aachen. Head of department at IAR (Department of Processing and Recycling). Expert in organisation of municipal and industrial waste management, waste collection logistics, minimisation of waste production and optimisation of separate collection processes. Supervisor in ETN NEW-MINE.
Rolf Stein. CEO at Advanced Plasma Power Ltd., Swindon, UK. APP is a leading technology provider for Waste to Energy & Fuel plants able to treat a wide range of feedstocks including Municipal Solid Waste, waste biomass and Commercial/Industrial waste, using proven and patented Gasplasma® technology.
Andrea Winterstetter. Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, VITO); PhD completed in 2016 at TU Vienna, Austria (Christian Doppler Laboratory for “Anthropogenic resources”); Focus: Multidisciplinary evaluation and classification of anthropogenic resource mining projects.