Université libre de Bruxelles
The Université libre de Bruxelles has 12 faculties that cover all the disciplines, closely combining academic input and research. It offers almost 40 undergraduate programmes and 250 graduate programmes (among them 23 Masters fully taught in English) . It also partners 20 doctoral schools with almost 1600 PhDs in progress. Four scientific Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes are further evidence of the University's longstanding tradition of excellence. The Université libre de Bruxelles is an active member of the Research Area: ULB has received HR Excellence in Research award from the EU (EURAXESS) and also EU funding to hire post-doctoral researchers (COFUND program), for example.
Role within RELiEF
In RELiEF, ULB’s 4MAT department will be primarily involved in the work packages 4 and 5. Our research will focus on sustainable and selective leaching of lithium from the different solid secondary resources such as mine tailings and slags (WP4). Additionally, we will also be formulating closed-loop electrochemical flowsheets to selectively extract lithium from the aqueous secondary resources (WP5). Finally, we will work towards providing purified LiOH that can be used as precursors for synthesizing battery electrode materials.