Jacques Wiertz, PhD 
Senior Researcher

Languages: French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German

  • +56 2 2307 9710

  • j.wiertz@smiicechile.cl

Jacques is a Geologist Civil Engineer from the Université de Liège, Belgium, with a PhD – Doctorat en Sciences Appliquées from the same University. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the mining industry as a Research Engineer, academic, and consultant, committed to sustainability. His main fields of expertise are Biohydrometallurgy / Bioleaching, Environmental impact assessment studies for mining projects, Mine closure planning, Water management, Geochemical characterization of mine wastes, and  Chemical stability of tailings deposits.

His areas of interest are Sustainable mine waste management, Water management, Circular economy in the mining industry, Sustainability indicators for the mining industry. Jacques currently works as a senior researcher in the Environmental Rehabilitation and Ecosystem Dynamics line of research at SMI-ICE-Chile.

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