Sustainability as a principle of action meets us daily, in the media coverage and in discussions with family, friends and acquaintances. After 70 years of existence, the organizers of the Berg und Hüttenmännische Tage (BHT) have dedicated themselves to the topic this year: The conference will take place from June 5th to 7th under the title “Sustainable Processes for Innovative Material Design”.
As part of the three event days, the PhD Council (ProRat) of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is organizing its PhD Colloquium in the Neue Mensa on June 6th. As a keynote speaker Seraya Bock from the real laboratory “Climate-neutral living in Berlin” of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research e.V. (PIK) will speak. In his lecture “Just save the world with consumption !?” KliB – Living climate neutral in Berlin: Perspectives and pitfalls of climate-friendly consumption “, the environmental ethicist and scientific staff at PIK will present both the real laboratory and practical tips for everyday life.
Afterwards, doctoral candidates from different faculties and institutes of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg will present their research related to the topic of sustainability. These include, for example, “Recycling of spheroidized graphite from spent lithium ion batteries” by Anna Vanderbruggen, “Thermoelectric chalcogenides for waste heat recovery” by Paweł Wyźga or Martin Kofi Mensah’s “A Review of the Socio-Environmental Impact Assessment of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Operations in Western Ghana”. The program is supplemented with selected posters of the young scientists.
The entire program of the PhD Colloquium is available on the page of the PhD Council; the complete program of the BHT University Forum can be found on the page of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.