University Liège Becomes Labs@Location Partner for ZEISS

Providing in depth knowledge and dedicated services

GeMMe at University Liège, Belgium is now a labs@location partner of ZEISS. GeMMe laboratories are dedicated to research as well as providing analytical services for industrial partners in the following specialties: Building Materials, Mineral Processing, Recycling & Hydrometallurgy and Sensor Based Sorting and Characterization. They are well known experts in their field with a great reputation.

Cross section of a modern mobile phone analysed using ZEISS Mineralogic Mining showing metallic and non metallic phases of modern e-waste containing rare earths and critical metals required for the circular economy. Image courtesy of University of Liege, Belgium

One of the goals of labs@location is networking between leading research and industry facilities. The program has built up a strong reputation for implementing a certain technology, application or workflow. The correlative setup at the University of Liege is unique in its capability to bring together multiple analytical techniques in a single laboratory.

The group, led by Prof. Pirard, has been conducting research using advanced characterization techniques for over 20 years and is a member of a number of pan European projects such as KIK EIT Raw Materials. ZEISS has provided a scholarship at the University of Liege in which the GeMMe group is investigating improvements to the efficiency of the circular economy through a quantitative understanding of e-waste utilizing correlative automated mineralogy. ZEISS also contributes via teaching of the latest development in automated mineralogy on the Emerald Master’s program at the University of Liege.

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labs@location is an association of ZEISS customers with an excellent reputation in science and industry. They form a network that combines expert knowledge with current application experience. Outstanding knowledge in the implementation of advanced microscopy technologies, first-class equipment, and the pleasure of scientific exchange are fundamental essentials for the development of this network. Device demonstrations, sample runs, sample preps, joint workshops, and training sessions as well as the joy of mutual inspiration for new ideas are an integral part of this program. The labs@location network is a unique source of knowledge in the area of specific technological applications that helps researchers and industrial users to implement new technologies in their field.

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