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Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Levard Clement

Levard Clement

DR-Senior Researcher

ED-Sustainable Environment

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Tel: +33 (0)4 13 94 92 24

I am interested in the sustainable supply of metals through its life cycle, from extraction to recycling of end-of-life products. In a circular economy context, we are developing bio-inspired extraction processes of critical metals from secondary sources. In particular, we are working with economists to evaluate the non-market values (social and environmental impacts) of the processes developed compared to traditional processes. The link with the countries of the South, major players on a global scale for the production of this resource, is an essential aspect of the projects that I am developing with the aim of supporting mining players and territories through research towards more responsible practices (social and environmental). Finally, I am strongly involved in scientific mediation actions around these subjects with schoolchildren, industrialists and the general public.

  • 2021 - Habilitation to direct research - Aix-Marseille University
  • 2008 - PhD in Environmental Geosciences - Aix-Marseille University
  • 2005 - Master in Environmental Sciences - Aix-Marseille University
  • 2003 - Degree in Chemistry - University of Poitiers
  • Physical Chemistry, Environmental Sciences
  • Metal Speciation
  • Circular Economy
  • X-ray Characterisation, Synchrotron Tools

Coordination: Project ANR RECALL, LMI AMIR (Responsible Mining in Morocco)

Partner: European RESTART project (Li-ion battery recycling), Project ITEM Bioextract