Eléonore Lèbre joined CSRM in July 2014 as a PhD student. Her thesis was undertaken in the field of industrial ecology related to minerals and metals recycling. This research project focuses on the connections between the non-technical and technical aspects of complex materials and manufacturing recycling. It is part of the 3-year CSIRO Wealth from Waste Cluster project, which, in addition to CSRM at UQ, also includes the following collaborating institutions: University of Technology Sydney, Swinburne University, Monash University and Yale University. 

Since 2012 Eléonore holds both a Master degree in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Master degree in Engineering from the French university Centrale Marseille, as part of the T.I.M.E. (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) double degree agreement. She then worked at Ecoscience Provence, an NGO applying industrial ecology principles to waste prevention projects in the south of France, working together with various public and private stakeholders.