Head of the Hydrometallurgy Department of ERAMET Ideas
Fabien has been working since 2005 on process development for the separation/recovery of metals by hydrometallurgy. He has expertise in the extractive metallurgy of lithium.
After a PhD in coordination chemistry in Burgundy University, he worked as a research engineer at CEA Grenoble and then Marcoule, focusing on solvent extraction of actinides and fission product in the field of the nuclear fuel cycle. At ERAMET Ideas since 2012, first as a senior engineer then as the head of the hydrometallurgy department, his major activity is focused on process development for the ERAMET lithium project based in Argentina. He has also worked in the field of nickel and rare earths extraction as well as in effluent treatment.