Save the date! It will take place from October 24 to 26 at TU Delft.
What is SusCritMat?
About the School
Internationally leading experts in topics related to Critical Raw Materials build the Consortium of SusCritMat. At the Autumn School for Professionals, amongst others, Armin Reller from ESM Foundation and University of Augsburg will speak about the importance of CRM for emerging technologies, David Peck from TU Delft will show past approaches to reduce materials criticality by shedding light on the History of Raw Materials Strategies, and Dominique Guyonnet from BRGM will provide insights into the definition of materials “Criticality“. Patrick Wäger from Empa will introduce into the Characterization of the urban mine, and Ester van der Voet, University of Leiden, will amongst others provide an insight into Supply risk factors surrounding Critical Raw Materials. All speakers will be available during the school for follow-up questions, discussions, exchange and networking.
Chose your track
To meet the different needs of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, the SusCritMat School for professionals consists of plenary parts and common networking activities as well as of three individual tracks where knowledge with a specific focus can be gained and deepened.
Policy & Regulation
Jan-Henk Welink is a researcher in mechanical, maritime and materials engineering at TU Delft. At the SusCritMat Autumn School for Professionals, he will make a contribution to the Policy & Regulation track with his presentation about Policy, Governance and economic aspects related to the sustainable management of critical raw materials. Steven Young from the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at University of Waterloo, Canada, will talk about Certification potentials.
Circular Economy Strategies
Guido Sonnemann, who teaches sustainable chemistry and material management at the University of Bordeaux, will introduce into the Circular Economy track with his contribution about Resource Efficiency. Ruud Balkenende, Professor for Circular Product Design at TU Delft, will show approaches towards Closing Loops on Product Level.
Tools & Analytics
Antti Roine, Technology Director at the Outotec Research Center in Pori, Finland, will present the different applications of Outotec’s HSC Chemistry software. Besides explaining data tools for handling Critical Raw Materials, James Goddin from Granta Design will also introduce the participants into Good use of Data. Case study applications of the introduced data and software tools make the Tools & Analytics track a hands-on experience.
Guest speakers from industry, policy and technical fields will add their expertise to the school and contribute with talks and in discussions. SusCritMat is happy to welcome amongst others Christian Hagelüken from Umicore, Constantin Ciupagea (tbc) from the European Commission, and Anthony Hartwell from University of Birmingham.
The participation fee is 2000 € and includes teaching materials, meals, breaks, social activities, and a preliminary webinar. Applicants working for SMEs or NGOs will benefit from a 30% reduction.
The deadline for registration is August 31, 2018.
For any questions, please contact the project coordinator, Alessandra Hool.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Delft!