innovation in sustainable materials and Resources
Veerle Vandeginste is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven (Belgium). Based on her personal drive to build a sustainable future, she created the iR group to push the state of the art in materials engineering and to help industry transitioning towards the development of products that are safe and sustainable by design. She worked at one of the top ten universities in the world, and has a unique multidisciplinary track record across geoscience, chemistry and engineering. She has spoken at many international conferences, and published her research in the top scientific journals.
Selected recent publications
Ji, Y., Hennissen, J.A., Hough, E., Vandeginste, V. (2021). Geochemical element mobilisation by interaction of Bowland shale with acidic fluids. FUEL, 289, Art.No. ARTN 119914. doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119914
Ji, Y., Walkinshaw, C., Belshaw, G., Vandeginste, V. (2021). Effect of polyacrylamide friction reducer on calcite dissolution rate at 25 °C and implication for hydraulic fracturing. Journal Of Natural Gas Science And Engineering, Art.No. 103770. doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103770
Vandeginste, V., Cowan, C., Gomes, R.L., Hassan, T., Titman, J. (2020). Natural fluorapatite dissolution kinetics and Mn2+ and Cr3+ metal removal from sulfate fluids at 35 degrees C. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 389, Art.No. ARTN 122150. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122150 Open Access
Vandeginste, V., Snell, O., Hall, M.R., Steer, E., Vandeginste, A. (2019). Acceleration of dolomitization by zinc in saline waters. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10, Art.No. ARTN 1851. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09870-y Open Access
Singh, K., Muljadi, B.P., Raeini, A.Q., Jost, C., Vandeginste, V., Blunt, M.J., Theraulaz, G., Degond, P. (2019). The architectural design of smart ventilation and drainage systems in termite nests. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 5 (3), Art.No. ARTN eaat8520. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aat8520 Open Access
2 June 2021 - Our new paper on "Pore-scale modeling of fluid-rock chemical interactions in shale during hydraulic fracturing" is accepted in Energy & Fuels. Congratulations to Hossein Fazeli!
Interview for SIM2
15 April 2021 - Veerle Vandeginste gives an interview for the KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals (SIM2), of which she has become a member.
In this interview, Veerle explains more about her research activities and her view on the importance of multidisciplinarity.
You can read the interview here.
16 March 2021 - Our new paper on "Impact of second phase content on rock salt rheological behavior under cyclic mechanical conditions" is accepted in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Congratulations to Carla Martin-Clave!
Best Presentation Award
20 February 2021 - Dharmjeet Madhav receives the Best Presentation Award at the ICRAMC 2021 conference.