Assistant Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology, School of engineering in Physics, Electronics and Materials Science
1130 rue de la piscine BP 75 38402 Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex
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Teaching activities

Unit operations, Sustainable development, Green chemistry and green chemical engineering, Safety and risk assessment, Life cycle assessment and eco-design, End-of-life and recycling, Recovery of metals

Research activities

Recycling, Recovery of metals, Life cycle assessement, ion exchange, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction

Activities / Resume


• from September 2008
Assistant professor at Grenoble INP – PHELMA
• November 2007 – August 2008
Post-doctoral fellow at Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Environment (LCPME) – UMR 7564, Nancy, France
March - November 2007
Post-doctoral fellow at Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique (LSGC) – CNRS UPR 6811, Nancy, France


  • 2003 – 2007
Ph.D. Thesis : Speciality Sciences et Génie de l’Environnement  (Environemental Science and Engineering)

Title : Study of adsorption properties of fungal biomass - Application in metal wastewater treatment

Thesis realized under the frame of the cotutelary fellowship of the French Ambassy in Prague at University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague (Czech Republic) and School of Mines at Saint-Etienne, France (host laboratory: LGEI, School of Mines at Alès, France)

  • 1998 - 2003
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, specialization in Environmental Chemistry and Technology 



  • Nahra M., Chainet E., Svecova L., Cointeaux L., Billard I., Reliability of Arrhenius ans several VTF laws to describe the effect of TaF5 addition onot the transport properties of 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, Fluid Phase Equilibria, accepted
  • Duclos L., Svecova L., Laforest V., Mandil G., Thivel P.-X., Process development and optimization for platinum recovery from PEM fuel cell catalyst, Hydrometallurgy 160 (2016) 79 - 89
  • Papaiconomou N., Svecova L., Bonnaud C., Cathelin L., Billard I., Chainet E., Possibilities and limitations in separating Pt(IV) from Pd(II) combining imidazolium and phosphonium ionic liquids, Dalton transactions 44 (2015), 20131 - 20138
  • Nahra M., Svecova L., Chainet E., Pentavalent tantalum reduction mechanism from 1-butyl-3-methyl pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ionic liquid, Electrochimica Acta 182 (2015) 891 - 899
  • Nsir K., Svecova L., Sardin M., Simonnot M.-O., Transport os selenium oxyaniosn through TiO2 porous media: Column experiments and multi-scale modeling, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 160 (2014) 30-41
  • Lemaire J., Svecova L., Lagallarde F., Laucournet R., Thivel P.-X., Lithium recovery by sorption/desorption, Hydrometallurgy 143 (2014), 1-11
  • Svecova L., Dossot M., Cremel S., Simonnot M.-O., Sardin M., Humbert B., Den Auwer C., Michot L., Sorption of selenium oxyanions on TiO2 (rutile) studyed by batch or column experiments and spectroscopic methods, Journal of Hazardous Materials 189 (2011) 764-772
  • Svecova L., Cremel S., Sirguey C., Simonnot M.-O., Sardin M., Dossot M., Mercier-Bion F., Characterization of TiO2 surface properties in batch and in column systems - comparison with spectroscopic measurments, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 325 (2008), 363-370
  • Svecova L., Spanelova M., Kubal M., Guibal E., Cadmiu, lead and mercury biosorption on waste fungal biomasse issued from fermentation industry. I. Equilibrium studies, Separation Science and Technology 52 (2006) 142 - 153
  • Commereuc S., Svecova L., Verney V., Morphological evolution of polyoctenamer upon photo-ageing, Marcromolecular Chemistry and Physics 204 (2003) 76 - 82

Regular reviewer for:

Journal of Hazardous Materials
- Hydrometallurgy
- Journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry
- Desalination & Water Treatment
- Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research