Critical Metals recovery from e-waste: from microfluidics hydrometallurgy to economically viable processes

Dr. Jean-Christophe Gabriel, Research Director (Nanoscience) in CEA and Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, FRANCE

Dr. Jean-Christophe Gabriel is Research Director in Nanosciences at the Alternative Energy and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA. Since 2018, he co-directs the “NTU Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy” (SCARCE), hosted by the  Nanyang Technological University where he serves as Visiting Professor and develops new processes for the recycling of e-wastes, a field he started investigating in 2013. He joined CEA in 2007 as CEA/LETI institute’s “Beyond CMOS” program manager. From 2009 to 2016 he was deputy director of CEA’s Nanoscience Funding Program. Overall, His career is a mixed academic – industrial one dealing with nanomaterials, including 6 years in a Berkeley’s spinoff  (, which was the first company to put an integrated nanotube based electronic device on the market (2005) and where he helped raised $34 million. Former student at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure” in Paris, he holds a Ph. D. from Paris-Saclay University, published ~80 publications and co-invented 50+ patents/applications.