Stéphane Bourg is Project Manager at the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission in the Radiochemistry and Processes Department located in the CEA Marcoule Research Center. He is in charge of projects dealing with hydrometallurgical process simulation and life cycle assessment studies. Since 2008, he has been the Coordinator of European research projects dealing with solvent extraction process develoment (ACSEPT, SACSESS) and of research infrastructure networks (ACTINET-I3, TALISMAN). He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of PROMETIA, an international non-profit association aiming at promoting the development of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy for mining and recycling. This association, gathering academia, research and technology centers and industries, acts as a pre-consortium tank for answering industry R&D needs and fostering innovation in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. Stéphane Bourg graduated as an Engineer from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris and is Doctor in Chemistry. From 1992 to 1998, he carried out research work on silicon organochemistry, applied to advanced silicon carbide material synthesis. He joined the CEA in 1999 as research engineer for developping sol-gel organo modified silica materials dedicated to liquid effluent decontamination . In the years 2000, he was involved in pyrometallurgical process development. He has been a member of expert groups regarding nuclear waste management issues (IAEA expert groups following Fukushima accident), nuclear fuel cycle research programmes (UK EPSRC), raw materials (EIP-RM working groups). He is also member of several advisory boards and international conference committees.
Nuclear waste management, Recycling, Thermal Waste recovery