About the author: Panagiotis Xanthopoulos
was born in Athens, Greece in 1992 and graduated from the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2015. Within his five year-long studies, he specialized in the field of metallurgical procedures and carried out his Diploma Thesis at the Laboratory of Hydrometallurgy. During the summer of 2014 he worked as a metallurgical engineer at LARCO General Mining and Metallurgical S.A, in the framework of the internship program of NTUA. Right after graduating NTUA until October of 2018, he worked as an environmental consultant at ECHMES Ltd. and took part in projects related to the environmental legislation and waste management of raw materials industries in Greece. Now, as of the MSCA-ETN SULTAN project, he is doing his PhD in the SOLVOMET Lab of KU Leuven entitled “Recovery of metal ions from dilute aqueous solutions by ion flotation”, which is coordinated by prof. dr. Koen Binnemans.