Prakash VENKATESAN

Prakash VENKATESAN

Professor

Prakash Venkatesan joined the 4MAT department as Professeur at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on October 2020. Prakash did his PhD with a Marie Curie fellowship in the group of Metal Production and Resource Recycling (MPRR) under the supervision of Prof. Jilt Sietsma and Prof. Yongxiang Yang at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His PhD was focussed on developing environmentally friendly electrochemical processes to recover rare-earth elements from NdFeB magnet waste. Subsequently, he pursued a postdoc under Prof. Arjan Molat TU Delft in the field of corrosion, adhesion and interfacial delamination. He was a recipient of Erasmus Mundus scholarship to do his MSc “Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion” at UPS Toulouse, WUT Warsaw and UPJV Amiens. His MSc thesis project “Synthesis and characterization of structured cathode materials for all solid-state Lithium-Sulphur batteries” was carried out at Robert Bosch, Stuttgart. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology (B.Tech) in Chemical and Electrochemical engineering from Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India. At 4MAT, his primary focus is on developing environmentally friendly recycling processes to recover  metals from different waste streams.   Tel: 026502986 Email: Prakash.venkatesan@ulb.be List of publications can be found here Tel. : 02/650.2986