MEET OUR COLLEAGUES
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Elena Seftel (Vito)
Elena M. Seftel obtained her PhD in the field of Material Science in 2010. She is a researcher at VITO, unit Sustainable Materials Management within the Coating and Shaping Technologies. Her main research interests are in the development of inorganic sorbent materials for metal recovery from complex mixtures.
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Michel BONNEMAISON
Doctor of Sciences, Michel Bonnemaison is the manager of a small company specializing in the search for secondary deposits of critical metals with the ambition of valuing them to minimize the environmental impact of metal extraction. Find out more about his work in this latest #H2020TARANTULA interview
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Laura Borge del Rey (PNO)
Laura Borge del Rey works as a consultant at PNO Innovation in Belgium. Laura is delivering innovation services such as business plans or market analysis, and is engaged in several EU projects leading or contributing to the exploitation and dissemination activities. Find out more about her work in this latest interview.
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Martina Orefice (KU Leuven)
Martina Orefice is one of the actresses of our short-movie and much more within the TARANTULA project. Enthusiast of the environmental case since the age of 10 thanks to a board game, she has been working hard and, although there’s always to learn, she is happy and satisfied to be an expert of critical raw materials.
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Patricia Lassaux (MBPEL-GIGA-Uliège)
Patricia Lassaux is a researcher in biochemistry and head of the molecular biomimetic and protein engineering laboratory (MBPEL), based within GIGA in the University of Liège, Belgium. Her mission is to develop applied research aimed at meeting industrial needs by...
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Jeroen Spooren (VITO)
Jeroen Spooren obtained his PhD in the field of solid state chemistry in 2005. He currently holds the position of senior researcher at the unit “Sustainable Materials Management” within the team “Waste Recycling Technologies”. His main field of expertise is the...
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Nader Akil – PNO Consultants Innovation
Nader has a PhD in optoelectronics, more than 50 scientific publications, 13 patents, and has raised several tens of millions of euros of funding for his clients. Currently, Nader is involved in several EU projects as an exploitation manager, or a partner delivering...
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Roland Chavasse – Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.)
Mr. Roland Chavasse joined T.I.C. on January 1st, 2016 as the first Director. T.I.C. is an international, non-profit association founded in 1974 under Belgian law that represents around 90 members from over 25 countries involved with all aspects of the tantalum and...
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Mark Foreman (Chalmers University)
Dr. Mark Foreman is an associate professor at Chalmers University in Sweden. He is very much interested in solvent extraction. Within the TARANTULA project, he aims to develop new solvent extraction processes that allow for an efficient recovery of niobium and...
Meet our colleague: Piet Wostyn (SOLVOMET – SIM² KU Leuven)
Piet Wostyn works as a hybrid project manager & researcher for the SOLVOMET Group (SIM² KU Leuven). His work comprises both EU project management and research on the Social License to Operate of mining & recycling processes.
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: María Tripiana Serrano (IDENER)
María Tripiana Serrano works as an R&D project manager in IDENER leading the chemical and industrial applications team. She is interested in topics related to resource efficiency, raw materials and environment as well as in the field of scientific modelling. What are...
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: María Rueda Verano (IDENER)
María Rueda works as a Process Engineer for the Chemical Applications department in IDENER. Learn more about this Spanish engineer that is interested in the development of operational innovative technologies. What are you working on? I am in the process of developing...
Meet our TARANTULA colleague: Amal Siriwardana (TECNALIA)
Amal Siriwardana (the TARANTULA Project Coordinator) works as head of the waste valorization platform of area of material and processes department of TECNALIA. He is interested in raw materials, particularly critical metal recycling. What are you working on? I am the...