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IWWG Award ‘Waste Vision 2100’ / 2021 Edition

On behalf of the Evaluation Committee, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 IWWG Award ‘Waste Vision 2100’. This has been granted to Pedro Cesar Pereira Gonçalves for his thesis work ‘Recycling of waste printed circuit boards: non-destructive characterization and mechanical processing operations‘. Mr. Pedro Gonçalves is a Mining Engineer, MSc in Geometallurgy and Mineral Processing. He has experience with development and collaboration in technological innovation projects in the mining sector, lean manufacturing, and circular economy. Solid knowledge in agile project management and TRL methodology for project analysis. During his professional carreer he focused on innovative solution projects within the mining industry. The thesis of Mr. Pedro Gonçalves is significant since the applied methods and models provide information that are of great help to better understand the behavior of composite particles and propose efficient process flowsheets to recover valuable materials for recycling purpose with less environmental footprint. This work filled the important research gaps applicable to any kinds of heterogeneous waste recycling, and has been highly acknowledged by other researchers.