Bioresource Recovery Seminars– putting the circular economy to action

Target group

This seminar series is targeted to visiting researchers and partner platforms linked to AUGent, and working under the umbrella of bioresource recovery.

Topic and theme

With the successful launch of the RE-Source platform during December’s Joint General Assembly on the Biobased Circular Economy Platforms, the cycle of scientific seminars will be focused on topics related to both bioresource recovery and the circular economy.

The overall seminar series aim at:

  • bringing together experts from all disciplines across the AUGent (UGent, HoGent, Artevelde Hogeschool,  and HOWEST);
  • fostering scientific collaboration as well (business) valorization that can flow from such collaborations.

The course will focus on both topics related to bioresource recovery and circular economy targeting various environmental fields such as energy, biomaterials, waste valorisation and water.

  • Waste to energy… and more
  • Sustainable design of biomaterials
  • Value chain assessment of biowaste valorization into resources
  • Nutrient recycling and primary resource substitution
  • Water Recovery
  • Biochemical Recovery

Besides dedicated sessions to each of the topics above, the course will also have a Joint Thematic Session in which the PhD students following the course will have the opportunity to present their research to experts in the field and receive feedback on their work. In support of this, a Scientific Communication Workshop will be held for the PhD students with tips and tricks on how to make an impactful presentation.

Objectives

By attending our series of seminars, PhD. students and young researchers will gain a unique learning experience and up-to date information on research and novelties in the waste recovery field. More specifically, the seminars will emphasise on different fields such as:

  • water recovery;
  • value chain assessment; 
  • biomaterials and design;
  • nutrient recycling; e) socio-technical system innovation.


It will give them as well the opportunity to become research-active and get a chance to meet and interact with similar researchers with the same interest as well as most renowned experts coming from both research and industry field working under the umbrella of environment and more specifically within the waste recovery field.
Dedicated experts will bring the top information on the novel approach in the conversion of the waste streams through thermal, catalytic and bio-based processes into valuable energy products as well as useful feedstocks.

'The course will also provide a 3-hour session of communication workshop for Ph.D. students following this as a specialist course. This workshop aims to develop the necessary skills for effectively communicating and presenting the significance of their research inside and outside their immediate network of interdisciplinary peers.

Programme (dates tbc)

Registration

To register for the Specialist Course as a PhD student, please contact marcella.fernandesdesouza@ugent.be and Nimisha.edayilam@ugent.be with the subject “Registration for the Bioresource Recovery Specialist Course” and with your name, affiliation and thesis title. If you wish to only follow specific sessions, the individual registration links will be made available on this page in the “Programme” section.

Teaching methods

The seminars will be taught by power point presentations provided by key seniors. Teaching materials will be available to the participants and will be disseminated afterwards. In addition, doctoral students and young researchers can have the chance to present their work into the public. 

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

  • Attendance to at least 5 of the organised seminars in the series (attendance list)
  • Active participation in the seminars
  • Give a presentation in at least one of the seminars

Number of participants

35 to 100