IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

Jurate Kumpiene

Luleå University of Technology (SE)

Managing Board

Why I joined IWWG

This is a unique group of people with a broad geographic coverage and ample expertise in a wide range of scientific disciplines, representation of governmental agencies, public sector and industry. The group is not large, not yet at least, but impressive in terms of the knowledge it possesses in waste management. I wanted to be a part of that group, to get a better access to the knowledge and experience of its members, to learn more about their successes and failures.


2019 – present

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Chair Professor

She has been implementing research and education in the area of environmental engineering since the completion of her PhD in 2005 at LTU, which includes giving courses in Waste management, Risk assessment and remediation of contaminated land, leading and participating in national, regional and European research and development projects on waste treatment and soil remediation. Since 2019 Jurate is Chair Professor of the research group Waste Science and technology at LTU.

2014 - 2019

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden



Luleå University of Technology Sweden

Assistant Professor

Main research interest

Waste characterisation, waste treatment, risk assessment and remediation of contaminated materials

Most relevant projects

2023-2028. Breaking the cycle of per- och polyfluorinated substances i the environment (Beat-PFAS). In this project, a pilot treatment plant for removal and degradation of PFAS in leachate in being developed in cooperation with the local municipal company in Northern Sweden and technology development SMEs.
2023-2025. Simultaneous remediation of complex soil contaminants in situ. In this project, immobilisation of metal contaminants and simultaneous degradation or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is developed applying electrochemical oxidation and electricity-induced spreading of iron amendments in soil.


>80 scientific papers and book chapters

Awards / Other

Highly Cited Author’s Award by Elsevier in 2007-2010
In 2022, selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) to the year’s list of top national research projects with the focus on technology in the service of humanity.


e-mail: jurate.kumpiene@ltu.se
phone: +46 920 493020