1987 – 1994Bundesgymnasium Feldkirch
1996 – 2004Master degree in Applied Geosciences with focus on Geology of Mineral Deposits, Montanuniversität Leoben,
master thesis: Investigation on technical parameters of carbonate rock in Styria, Austria

Professional experience

2005 – 2008Paltentaler Split- & Marmorwerke (project manager)
2008 – 2013RHI AG (production line manager DBM, project manager)
2013 – 2014Salinen Austria AG (production line manager refinement and packaging)
2015 – 2017Montanuniverisität Leoben (project development with focus on East and South-East Europe)
seit 2017PhD student and research associate at Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität

PhD Thesis

Title: Development of a multi-metal process route for Pb- and Zn- containing residues


Schatzmann W., M. Leuchtenmüller and S. Steinlechner: A kinetic study to recover valuables from hazardous ISF slag. Journal of environmental chemical engineering (2020)

Schatzmann W. and J. Antrekowitsch: Assessment of by-products – from waste to values. Wastes: Solutions, Treatment and Opportunities, Lissabon, Portugal, 2019


Schatzmann W.: Pyrometallurgical investigations on mine tailings and metallurgical waste. Webinar (EIT-Raw materials project “RIS-Recover”), online, 2020

Schatzmann W.: Kinetic aspects of an innovative technology fort he reprocessing of ISF slag. TMS 2020 – 149th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, USA, 2020

Schatzmann W.: Introduction to pyro-metallurgy: Industrial by-products – potential substitution for primary resources? Goce Delčev University of Štip, Nordmazedonien, 2019

Schatzmann W. and J. Antrekowitsch: Assessment of by-products – from waste to values. WASTES Conference 2019, Lissabon, Portugal, 2019


Antrekowitsch J. and W. Schatzmann: Recycling of industrial by-products: Activities within EIT RawMaterials and the Resources Innovation Center. ESEE DC Conference, Leoben, Österreich, 2019

Schatzmann W.: Development of a zero-waste technology to convert residues into products. EMC2019, Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 2019

Schatzmann W. and J. Antrekowitsch: Verfahrensentwicklung zur Aufarbeitung Blei-Zink haltiger Reststoffe.WerWasWo.Forschung@MUL, Leoben, Österreich, 2017