Prof. Mari Lundström is the head of research group Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion in School of Chemical Technologym Aalto Univertisy (Finland), which was ranked among the 100 best Chemical Engineering Universities in the World (NTU Ranking 2015). She is currently having a group of 20 researchers. Lundström worked in hydrometallurgical industry for 7 years and has recently (2015) returned to academy. Her research projects are related to metals circular economy in the fields of urban waste recycling (battery, solar energy, WEEE, zinc leach residue), cyanide free gold production, system integration in copper electrorefining, novel copper applications, ultra-conductive copper-carbon nanotube wire deposition, nuclear waste copper capsule corrosion and process and knowledge modelling. She has 8 invention notices and several patent applications during the last 2 years related to advanced hydrometallurgical applications and her research is carried out in close co-operation with industry.
Lundström's research group searches for metals in secondary raw materials and develops methods and processes designed to more effectively recover and recycle metals.