Dr. Elise Blondel

Job title
Scientific Coordinator Circular Industries Hub

I am the (new) scientific coordinator of the Circular Industries Hub of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability. My role is to support the great mission of the LDE-CfS toward a sustainable society by bringing students, researchers and organizations together to rethink industries, processes and products and make them more sustainable.

I have a great passion for the ocean which is why I oriented my studies, PhD and post-doctoral research around water and ocean waves. Before I joined the hub, I worked for almost 9 years in the offshore industry, of which the last 5 years were dedicated to the development of technology to track and retrieve plastics from rivers before they reach and contaminate our oceans. I also investigated processes to recycle riverine (plastic) litter in a sustainable way.

Working together is key to a sustainable development of our society. So do not hesitate to contact me if you have an idea for our hub or a question regarding our activities.