recovery, platinum group metals, functionalized metals, TCE, REEs, ionic liquids
2.4 Recovery and urban mining of raw materials from end-of-life products and other wastes
I am expert in the design of functionalized materials to recover valuable metals from industrial wastes or other sources.
The University of Girona (UdG) is located in Girona city and is part of the Catalan public university system since 1992. Deeply rooted in Catalonia and the Catalan culture, the UdG is one of the primary economic and cultural motors of the region, while simultaneously pursuing a vocation of universality and openness to all traditions and cultures.
The UdG is a public institution devoted to excellence in teaching and research that strives to contribute to the development and progress of society through the creation, transmission, dissemination and review of knowledge related to sciences, technology, humanities and arts.
Research at the UdG is carried out in more than 100 research groups associated to 24 departments and 12 research institutes. A considerable part of this research is conducted in international contexts, where the UdG has gained wide experience in the management and coordination of international and European grants.
UdG has been ranked among the first 100 universities in the world for considering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (Ranking 2019 “THE World University Rankings”).
The Research and Technology Transfer Office (RTTO) assists the researchers with administrative, legal and financial issues related to the management and execution of their projects, including the financial reporting. As well, it assists with the analysis of project results and their potential for commercialisation, and decides, when necessary and relevant, whether to protect or disclose scientifically relevant findings. The transfer of the inventions and scientific results of commercial importance to the market is done in accordance with the UdG policy on Knowledge Management.
A specific unit within the RTTO, the European Grants Unit, furthermore provides particular expertise in the management of international and European and international grants. In those projects where the UdG holds a coordinating role, this Unit also acts as the main link between the grant authority (the European Commission or national agency) and the project partners for all matters related to the project financial management and communication.