Lucie Coudert


Lucie Coudert has been an assistant professor at the Institut de recherche en mines et environnement (IRME) at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) since 2018. With a master’s degree in chemistry and a doctorate in environmental science, she worked as a research associate at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique for 4 years before joining the IRME-UQAT team. From 2013 to 2018, her research focused on the development of hydrometallurgical processes to recover value-added elements, including certain critical and strategic metals (CSM), present in different types of matrices (treated wood waste, contaminated soils, electronic waste, contaminated effluents). As holder of the Tier 2 Research Chair in Tailings Reprocessingng since 2019, her work focuses primarily on the development of (bio)hydrometallurgical processes to recover precious metals and certain CSMs, present in mining and metallurgical tailings, as a means of maximizing the exploitation of mineral resources. She is also working on the development of mineralurgical separation and/or extractive metallurgy processes to separate problematic elements and thus transform potentially problematic mine tailings into value-added by-products that can be valorized on the mine site (e.g., mine reclamation) or off-site (e.g., commercially valuable by-products).