The Netherlands – The Delft University of Technology (TU), located in the Netherlands, has added the Dutch recycling specialist Dr Peter Rem to its staff as professor of ‘Resources and Recycling’ in hopes to shine more light on the matter of transforming waste into valuable materials.
‘I am very grateful to see that the TU recognises the importance of recycling and is willing to devote an entire specialism to it,’ points out Dr Rem, who states that ‘ground-breaking technologies are necessary’ if Western Europe is to double its recycling capabilities in the coming fifteen years.
‘With this position, I intend to pass on my knowledge of the industry to future engineers. Apart from that, I have plans to create a recycling master ‘ with help of several other universities abroad,’ explains Dr Rem.
According to the new professor, this kind of initiative will make ‘a notable difference in terms of scientific development in the field.’ Especially regarding on-going efforts to improve and expand automated systems, he remarks.
Currently, the TU is one of few universities in the world ‘ and the only one in the Netherlands ‘ to offer an academic contribution to the recycling industry.
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