Our research group takes a combined theoretical and experimental approach to address the world major challenges, including growing demand for natural resources (mainly energy & materials) and anthropogenic environmental impacts, through enhancement of existing processes and development of new materials and production routes in various industrial sectors: energy, water, and metals.
Our research lies at the intersection of “Process Engineering”, “Electrochemistry”, and “Materials Science”. Our research combines fundamental science and engineering principals to arrive at solutions for real world applications.
In our research program, we strive for achieving a sustainable future and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change through:
1- “Advanced recycling” and urban mining of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) utilizing innovative recycling processes based on supercritical fluids
2- “Industrial solid waste reduction” through waste valorization to produce strategic materials like rare earth elements
3- “Energy storage” focusing on the development of new generations of rechargeable batteries - post lithium
4- Development of “innovative materials with unique properties” with far-reaching applications in structural and energy materials sectors