MEET OUR COLLEAGUES

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: 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: 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 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...