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Kerstin Forsberg

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About me

Kerstin Forsberg is associate professor in chemical engineering and has expertise in separation processes, in particular crystallization. The knowledge is often applied in projects concerning recovery of resources from waste streams (e.g. spent batteries, pickling acid, red mud) or to investigate phenomena connected to the transport of pollutants (e.g. mobility of radionuclides). Information about all previous and current projects can be found at the homepage of the Division of Resource Recovery (LINK).

Forsberg is head of the Division of Resource Recovery at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering since 2016. Forsberg is deputy director for the KTH Industrial Transformation Platform. The platform was created in 2019 and covers one of six focus areas for multidisciplinary research at KTH. Forsberg represents the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH) as a member of the management team for the initiative on Circular Economy at KTH. Forsberg is program director for the master's program in chemical engineering for energy and environment at CBH since July 2019. Since 2020 Forsberg represents KTH as expert in the technical committee on circular economy (SIS/TK 616) at the Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS) and with participation in the work on a global level in ISO/TC 323 Circular Economy within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Forsberg is member of the Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee of The Extraction and Processing Division of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).


We are advertising for a new PhD student in our team for a project focusing on industrial crystallization for resource recovery. LINK

Keep an eye on our special issue in JOM on Progress on Recovery of Critical Raw Materials. Submissions are welcomed from July 1st until December 1st 2021. LINK

I look forward to giving a talk at the International Process Metallurgy Symposium, IPMS 2021, in Espoo/ on-line, November 9- 10, 2021. LINK

I look forward to co-organizing the Recovering the Unrecoverable Symposium as part of REWAS 2022 (LINK) and the Rare Metal Extraction and Processing Symposium (LINK) at TMS 2022, in Anaheim, USA, February 27- March 3, 2022.

I look forward to attending and taking part in the scientific committee for the 27th International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization, BIWIC, held at Aalto University, August 31- Sept. 2, 2022. LINK

Read about our ongoing activities related to recycling of lithium ion batteries!

Opportunities for MSc degree projects; possibilities for collaboration with researchers at Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria:


Chemical Engineering Systems (KE1185), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Degree Project in Chemical Engineering and Technology, First Cycle (KH138X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Chemical Engineering, Second Cycle (KE200X), examiner | Course web

Pharmaceutical Technology (KE2331), examiner | Course web

Project in Chemical Engineering (KE2910), examiner | Course web

Resource recovery from waste (KE2355), teacher | Course web

Separation Processes (KE2185), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Transport Processes in Chemical Systems (KE1090), examiner, course responsible | Course web