Gabriele Baldassarre

PhD Student in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale , 38th cycle (2022-2025)
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)

Docente esterno e/o collaboratore didattico
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)



Research topic

Recovery of Critical Raw Materials from tailings and mining waste


Research presentation


Research interests

Environmental Quality
Resource Efficiency


Gabriele Baldassarre is a PhD candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, affiliated with the Raw Materials Engineering Group. His research focuses on the recovery of Critical Raw Materials and valuable minerals from mining waste.

With a M.Sc. in Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Gabriele conducted a thesis on the preliminary study of mineral processing for a newly discovered zinc-lead ore deposit in Italy.

In his professional journey, Gabriele served as a Grant Researcher at PoliTO, contributing to lab-scale mineral processing testing and the analytical characterization of ores. He also gained experience as an Environmental Engineer, specializing in waste rock management for infrastructure construction.

Gabriele's expertise includes mining waste and tailings reprocessing, sampling strategies, and mineralogical and chemical characterization using advanced techniques such as X-ray Powder Diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, and X-ray fluorescence. He is experienced in designing lab-scale mineral processing tests, covering crushing, comminution, and physical separation.


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, offshore construction, lightweight construction, geotechnics
PE8_11 - Environmental engineering, e.g. sustainable design, waste and water treatment, recycling, regeneration or recovery of compounds, carbon capture & storage
PE10_10 - Mineralogy, petrology, igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology
PE8_9 - Production technology, process engineering


Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals



Master of Science

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