Nicolas Reynier, PhD
Current research and/or projects
After completion of my Chemistry degrees in France and a work experience in actinide separation for military nuclear applications, I completed a PhD at the INRS, Québec on contaminated soil remediation. I am working at CanmetMINING on radioactive wastes management and actinides separation chemistry.
Research and/or project statements
Current Research Projects:
Rare earth elements recovery from ores & mine wastes by hydrometallurgy
Actinides & lanthanide separation by ion exchange & electrolytic reduction
Process for key elements leaching and recovery from nuclear wastes
Professional activities / interests
Ph.D. & M.Sc. student supervision
Education and awards
B.Sc. (2006) & M.Sc. (2008) in Chemistry, Université de Bourgogne, France.
Ph.D. in Earth Science, Institut National de la recherche scientifique (INRS), 2012.
Innovation Award, INRS, 2012.
Excellence in Science Awards, Natural Resources Canada, 2015 and 2021.
- Combined grinding and leaching process for ores and wastes and apparatus thereof. Magella B., Reynier N. & Demers A. Canadian Patent Application 3,008,359 (granted). US Patent Application 17/177,307 (pending).
- Process for uranium, mercury and cesium leaching and recovery from cemented radioactive wastes. Reynier N., Bouzoubaâ N. & Chapman M. Patent application filed in Canada: 2,893,310 and in USA: 14/726,677, June 1st, 2015.
- Process for decontamination of soil polluted by metals, pentachlorophenol, dioxins and furans and contaminants removal from leachates. Reynier N., Blais J. F. & Mercier G. International patent application: N°PCT/CA2012/050904, December 17th, 2012.
Peer review Publications (c.f. ORCID)
Adjunct Professor, Université Laval, Département de chimie