Speakers Materials Track

Pär Weihed

Pär Weihed Pär Weihed is Professor in ore geology, Director of CAMM (Centre for Advanced Mining and Metallurgy) at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden and Manager for the national program on strategic innovation within mining and metal producing industry in Sweden. He is past president of the Geological Society of Sweden and the SGA (Society of Geology Applied to Mineral deposits), an elected member of the Royal Swedish Society of Engineering, and a fellow of Society of Economic Geologist. Weiheds research interest includes VMS, Orogenic gold and intrusive hosted Cu-Au deposits as well as regional metallogeny and tectonic evolution of the Fennoscandian Shield. He has published over 50 peer review papers on these subjects. He is a founding member of the European Technology Platform of Sustainable Mineral Resources, and a member of a number of other boards. His dedication to consolidating geoscience within an industrial and economic context, and his enthusiastic efforts in trying to raise public awareness of geology and natural science in society at large have been very significant and greatly appreciated by the Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining industry which in 2013 led to the recipient of the Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Special Award as well as the recipient of the Swedish Mining Award.

Yves Tielemans

Manager Projects Group Machiels

Yves TielemansYves Tielemans is a seasoned Project Manager at Group Machiels, leading the research, development and demonstration of the Enhanced Landfill Mining concept and the Closing the Circle project. Yves earned his Masters Degree in Physics in 1999 at the KU Leuven University, Belgium. In 2009 he graduated as a Master in Project Management and he got certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). After working 10 years as a Project Manager at Philips/Jabil Circuit, Yves moved in 2009 to Group Machiels, managing the Closing the Circle programme. He is convinced that closing the loops is an essential part of the transition to a circular low carbon sustainable economy. A key part of his approach is to establish a quadruple helix (multi-stakeholder) network that supports the required technological, legal, social, economic, environmental and organisational innovation to drive this transition, thereby addressing a few of the grand societal challenges. He was co-organiser of two Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposia (2010, 2013) and speaker at the TEDxUHasselt event in 2014.

Anna Hultin Stigenberg

Anna Hultin StigenbergDr. Anna Hultin Stigenberg has a PhD in Materials Science from Royal institute of Technology in Stockholm. She has experience from various management positions at the global high-tech engineering group Sandvik, both in R&D, product portfolio management, business development of completely new products and general management. Has also experience from driving change and research in high complexity environment. The research has resulted in a number of publications and patents and to mention is an invention of a material with unique combination of properties, Sandvik Nanoflex,a material that attained both commercial and academic success and which still today attracts attention and e g was used as reference in the announcement of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011. The current position is a global role as Principal R&D Expert, responsible for external research and collaborations. In addition Dr. Hultin Stigenberg is board member of both RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and of Arcam, a company in the field of additive manufacturing and chairman of the board of both an Vinnova excellence center in hierarchic engineering of industrial materials and for a program committee for materials science at SSF, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Markus Reuter

Director Technology Management

Markus Reuter Since 2006 Markus Reuter was Chief Executive Technologist at Outotec-Ausmelt. Currently he is Director Technology Management at Outotec Oyj in Finland.

Outotec is the 3rd Globally most Sustainable Corporation announced in Davos on January 22, 2014 during the World Economic Forum (http://global100.org).

The presentation will touch on the following topics:

  • Metals enabling a sustainable societ
  • Product & mineral centric systems and their effect on recycling
  • System integrated metal production (SIMP)
  • A sustainable society, industry & theoretical depth
  • Social relevance, shaping policy

Contact information:
Outotec Oyj, Espoo 02201 Finland
email: markus.reuter@outotec.com

Egbert Lox

Senior Vice President Government Affairs

Egbert Lox Egbert Lox earned his Masters Degree and PhD in ChemicalEngineering both at the State University of Gent, Belgium.

He joined the central research laboratories of Degussa AG (Germany) in 1987, where he built up the R&D group for automotive emission control catalysts. He has been involved in this area till 2005, during which time frame his team came up with several industry firsts in the area of gasoline and diesel exhaust emission control technologies. From 2006 to 2012 he took over the management of the corporate Umicore R&D department reporting to the Chief Technological Officer of Umicore N.V. This team deals with product – and process development in the broad area of “materials for a better life” and deploys it’s activities both in Olen (Belgium) and in Hanau (Germany). Since 2013 he assumes the position of Senior Vice President Government Affairs, based in Umicore’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. He is author or co-author of about 130 technical papers, he is also co-inventor of more than 90 patents in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and is the co-recipient of the 1998 A.T. Colwell Merit Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He served in the editorial board of “Applied Catalysis” and was member of the scientific committee of various international workshops. He was also regularly member of PhD jury committee’s at Universities in France, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. He lectures on automotive emission control catalysts at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) in Paris, France and at the AutoUni, the Corporate University of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany.

In 2009 he was elected permanent member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts (KVAB).

Oliver Lambertz

Business development Engineer

Oliver LambertzDipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Oliver Lambertz graduated in 2004 as environmental engineer at the University of Aachen (RWTH - Aachen, Germany) and in 2008 as industrial engineer at FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany). From 2004 to 2008 he worked as Test Facility Manager at KPF Erkelenz, an engineering company focusing on plastic building constructions. Since March 2008, Oliver works in the business development department of Tomra Sorting GmbH (formerly TITECH GmbH) focusing on the development of new markets and applications for sensor based sorting technologies for the waste and recycling industry. He has several years of international experience in waste management, waste processing and recycling technologies, especially from several worldwide projects for recovery of recyclables from Municipal Solid Waste.

Olivier Vanden Eynde

Founder and Managing Director
Close the Gap & WorldLoop

Olivier Vanden Eynde Olivier Vanden Eynde founded the not-for-profit organisations Close the Gap in 2001 as a spin-off at the Solvay Business School of the Free University Brussels (VUB) in Belgium. Close the Gap creates a win-win between companies and non-profits to provide an affordable IT solution to social projects in developing countries. Today, Close the Gap is considered one of three largest ICT suppliers worldwide for budget-limited not-for-profits in developing countries. To ensure sustainable recycling of the IT assets once they reach the end of their second life in developing countries, Olivier founded the not-for-profit WorldLoop in 2011 and today is the Managing Director of both organisations, in charge of the daily operations and strategy development. Olivier is regularly requested as a special advisor on digital inclusion projects by Microsoft, King Philippe of Belgium, and the federal and Flemish government in Belgium among others. Additionally, Olivier is a Director within the Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte Belgium, where he joined part-time in 2006. He is involved in many Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagements and a key steering member of the group Corporate Responsibility services. He is recognized as an expert in CSR strategy and ‘logic of intervention’ with respect to community investment CSR projects. Olivier is familiar with CSR reporting and CSR standards such as GRI.

Kyle Wiens

Co-founder and CEO

Kyle Wiens Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, an online repair community internationally renowned for their open source repair manuals and product teardowns. iFixit has empowered millions of people to repair their broken stuff. Kyle has testified on electronic exports in front of the International Trade Commission and is actively involved in developing global environmental standards. Kyle regularly speaks on design for disassembly, technical writing, service documentation, and the environmental impact of electronics. He writes for The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, and TreeHugger.

Jiska Verhulst

Plan C

Jiska VerhulstSince 2012 Jiska Verhulst is director of Plan C. Plan C is the Flemish transition network for sustainable materials management. In this network individuals, businesses, consumers, government agencies, research institutions and civil society organizations work together towards an economy and society dealing with resources and materials in a sustainable way. Before 2012 Jiska worked as head of the policy innovation team of the Department of Soil Management of the Public Waste Agency (OVAM) in Flanders.

Victor De Meester

Head of the Environmental Department

Victor De MeesterAs Head of the Environmental Department of Colruytgroup (biggist retailer in Belgium) he has been responsible for the gathering en (re)use of materials since 2008. He is active in several deliberative bodys concerning material(re)use at local as well as European level.