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Kerstin Forsberg

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Kerstin Forsberg är professor i kemiteknik med expertis inom separationsprocesser, i synnerhet kristallisation. Kunskapen tillämpas ofta i projekt som syftar till att utvinna resurser från avfallsströmmar (t ex förbrukade batterier, betbadssyror och rödslam) eller för att undersöka fenomen kopplat till transport av föroreningar (t ex mobilitet av radionuklider).

Commissions of trust

  • Chair, Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee, TMS, 2023.03 – 2025.03
  • Editor, Sustainable Materials and Technologies, SM&T, 2023.12 – 2026.12
  • Deputy director, KTH Industrial Transformation Platform, 2019.05 – 2024.06
  • Director for the strategic partnership between KTH and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, 2022.07 –


Happy to serve as guest editor for a special issue connected to iSNIOE2 2024 in Advanced Sustainable Systems and ChemSusChem, Wiley

Check our special issue in Metals: Raw Material Supply for Lithium-Ion Batteries in the Circular Economy. (LINK)

Happy to attend and organize the Rare Metal Extraction & Processing symposium at TMS in Las Vegas, March 23- 27, 2025. (LINK)

Happy to attend and organize Innovative Hydrometallurgical Technologies for Environmentally Benign Processing and Remediation: An EPD Symposium Honoring Fiona Doyle at TMS in Las Vegas, March 23- 27, 2025. (LINK)

Happy to take part in the scientific committee for the 3rd edition of Academia Stands for the Green Deal conference  in Nancy, France, May 29- 30, 2024. (LINK)

Happy to deliver a keynote speech at the International Conference on Science, Technology and Applications of Rare Earths ICSTAR 2024. Organized jointly by the Rare Earth Association of India and Indian Institute of Metals, India, August 21- 23, 2024.

Looking forward to delivering a keynote speech at Hydrometallurgy 2024, organized by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Stellenbosch, South Africa, September 1- 3rd, 2024. (LINK)

Happy to take part in the advisory committee for the 6th International ATALANTE conference on Nuclear Chemistry for Sustainable Fuel Cycles in Avignon, France, September 1- 6, 2024. (LINK)

Happy to deliver a keynote speech at the 1st International Circular Hydrometallurgy Symposium ICHS 2024, Mechelen, September 9- 11, 2024. (LINK)

Why is Swedish rare earth metals interesting only now? I was happy to discuss the topic in a podcast hosted by Sofie Pehrsson at SSF, June 2023. (LINK)

Check our new anthology on energy "Towards the energy of the future" released July 14th, 2022. A popular science book co-created by researchers from the KTH Energy Platform to share views on challenges and possibilities for the future energy system. (LINK)

The 28th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization (BIWIC) was held in Stockholm, August 30- Sept. 1, 2023. (LINK) Thanks to all participants for excellent talks and discussions and hope to meet you soon again!

BIWIC 2023


Project leader (at KTH)

MSA-based circular hydrometallurgy for sustainable, cost-effective production of NMC cathode materials (CICERO), Horizon Europe, 2023.11- 2027.11.

Selective Vanadium recovery from ALumina Refinery (VALORE), EIT Raw Materials, 2022.01- 2024.12.

Scaling up Scandium production from European Bauxite Residues (SCALE-Up), EIT Raw Materials, 2022.01- 2024.12.

Green Recycling of Battery Materials by Deep Eutectic Solvents, STEM, 2020.08- 2024.12.

New Crystallization Methods for Resource Recovery, collaboration with University of Cape Town (PI Prof. Alison Lewis), STINT, 2020.01- 2024.12.

In collaboration

Upscaling tools for energy efficient recovery of Ni, Co and Mn recovery from battery electrodes, STEM, 2023.09 - 2026-04. (Christophe Duwig)

Sorption of Se, Mo and Tc to cement under reducing conditions, SKB, 2023.12- 2025.12. (Mats Jonsson)

Controlled crystallization of rare earth elements from deep eutectic solvents for recycling of permanent magnets, Formas, 2023.01- 2025.12. (Michael Svärd)

Sustainable REE, Co-Ni supply from magnet recycling: closing the loop (DysCovery), EIT Raw Materials, 2022.01- 2024.12. (Michael Svärd)

Selected academic assignments

  • Examination committee member/ opponent for PhD defenses at:
    Monash University (Australia), University of Queensland (Australia), University of Toronto (Canada), Cairo University (Egypt), Aalto University (Finland), Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT (Finland), University of Toulouse (France), University of Lorraine (France), RWTH Aachen (Germany), Indian Institute of Technology IIT (Indian School of Mines) in Dhanbad (India), Indian Institute of Technology IIT in Roorkee (India), Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU (Norway), University of Oslo (Norway), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Chalmers University (Sweden), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), Lund University (Sweden), Stockholm Univeristy (Sweden), Uppsala University (Sweden).

  • Member of the organising committee:
    Responsible Lithium Production for Energy Transition and Electric Mobility RELiTE 2024 (Jujuy, Argentina), the Rare Metal Extraction & Processing symposium in USA at TMS 2024 (Orlando), TMS 2023 (San Diego), TMS 2022 (Anaheim), TMS 2021 (on-line), TMS 2020 (San Diego), the 28th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization, BIWIC 2023 (Stockholm) and the Recovering the Unrecoverable Symposium as part of REWAS 2022 (Anaheim).

  • Member of the scientific committee:
    The British Association for Crystal Growth's Annual Conference, BACG 2024, (Loughborough), The 29th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization, BIWIC 2024 (Delft), the Green Deal Conference 2024, (Nancy), BIWIC 2023 (Stockholm),the International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy, RawMat 2023 (Athens), BIWIC 2022 (Espoo), RawMat 2021 (Athens), and the 3rd European Rare Earth Resource conference ERES 2020 (online).

  • Member of advisory committee:
    The International Conference on Sustainable Nanomaterials Integration and Organization for Energy and Environment, iSNIOE2 2024, (Delhi NCR), the International Conference on Science, Technology and Applications of Rare Earths ICSTAR 2024 (India), the ATALANTE 2024 conference (Avignon).


Batterier (CK2300), lärare | Kurswebb

Batterier (CK206V), lärare | Kurswebb

Cirkulär ekonomi och industriella system (MJ111V), lärare | Kurswebb

Examensarbete inom kemiteknik, avancerad nivå (KE200X), examinator | Kurswebb

Examensarbete inom kemiteknik, grundnivå (KH138X), examinator | Kurswebb

Kemitekniska system (KE1185), examinator, kursansvarig | Kurswebb

Läkemedelsteknologi (KE2331), examinator | Kurswebb

Processdesign för industri och samhälle (KE2325), lärare | Kurswebb

Projekt i kemiteknik (KE2910), examinator | Kurswebb

Projekt i kemiteknik (KE2905), examinator | Kurswebb

Resursåtervinning från avfall (KE2355), lärare | Kurswebb

Separationsprocesser (KE2185), examinator, kursansvarig | Kurswebb

Transportprocesser i kemiska system (KE1090), examinator, kursansvarig | Kurswebb