Get to know about Gwen, ESR15 MSCA-ETN DEMETER
Who are you? Gwen (ESR 15) How would you define yourself? Intellectually curious 🙂 So, what do you exactly do within the DEMETER project? I collaborated with the researchers and the consortium partners to collect data to be able to model the recycling routes. I did this in order to determine if these technical solutions
Get to know about Martina, ESR3 MSCA-ETN DEMETER
Who are you? I’m Martina, 29 years old from Italy. Funny to observe, I am one of the only 2 European ESRs of this MSCA-ETN-DEMETER. How would you define yourself? In a word: a dreamer. In a quote: “Creativity is more worthy than knowledge”, from A. Einstein. So, what do you exactly do within the
It is time to celebrate Women in Science!
Author. COSMIC. 11 February! Today we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, declared by the UN (resolution A/RES/70/212), as a way to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in science.
Why use a Microreactor for Chemical Processes?
Author: Claire Delacour (KU Leuven). The Microfluidic domain has known important developments over the last two decades. In 1990, less than 10 patents were published whereas in 2004 more than 350 patents were published in the US.
Recycling potential of End-of-Life Vehicles in UK
Author: Fernando Coelho (Univ. of Birmingham). In 2015 there were 300 million vehicles on EU roads. New Ultra-Low emission vehicles (ULEVs) are rapidly introduced into the market, representing a huge potential for secondary REEs.
Story-telling importance to communicate science
Author: Gwen Bailey (KU Leuven). As an environmentalist from Texas, a Republican and climate-change-denying state, I know better than anyone the challenge of communicating environmental science to a non-scientific community
A day in the life of a JRC scientist
Communicating science can be done in many ways: presenting research results or a poster at a conference, talking with your friends and family, or even blogging about science. Through short videos, as well, it is possible for scientists to engage in science communication and outreach to the general public. A number of people –13,573 to be
Green Chemistry: a challenge for the future
Author: Chiara Bonomi Many times we have heard the term Green Chemistry, but probably we have never stopped and thought about its real meaning. We always tend to associate to the word green to something that is clean, environmental-friendly, which can enhance our life; of course, but what exactly is Green Chemistry and why is it so important for us as
Inspiration of all time – Marie Skłodowska-Curie
“I am among those who think that science has great beauty.” According to the analysis of senior university staff in Europe, men are three times more likely than women to reach senior levels. However, the participation of women in science and technology can and has contributed to increasing innovation, quality and competitiveness of scientific and
Brief history of Electrochemistry
Edison and Tesla, I bet you all have heard of these brilliant scientists and inventors, famous for their contributions to the field of electrochemistry. This article is not an attribution to them, but to all scientists who played a role in the development of electrochemistry as we know it. I would like to start way
How can an industrial experience boost your PhD?
For most PhD applications, a relevant industrial experience is considered a plus in the CV. However, the career shift from the industry back to the academia often comes with transitional challenges. This leads PhD-newbies, like myself, into asking: “Which aspects of an industrial experience can come in handy while easing this transition?” With more than
Environmental impact assessment of Plasmastone
I am ESR12 and I am doing my PhD at University of Padova (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Bernardo. The focus of my PhD is to develop glass-ceramics (i.e. materials from controlled crystallization of glasses) made with slags and ashes originated from the processing and conversion of the excavated landfill waste. Currently, I am working
The action begins: Digging for waste
After some months of hard work, planning and coordinating all necessary activities, the work package 1 (WP1) began with the first field landfill mining activities at a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill located in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium. This was possible due to the smooth collaboration between Renewi Belgium S.A. (operator of the landfill), Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH