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Get to know about Gwen, ESR15 of EU 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 are in fact environmentally friendly and economically attainable or if we were just wasting our time.

  • Why did you choose this topic, and why the DEMETER project?

I have a background in LCA and knew that EVS were the future so I was excited to explore this domain. I had worked mostly in plastics previously so I was excited to work in metals.

  • Would you pursue a career within your topic?

I don’t think my exact topic could be replicated in a career. And I am interested still in LCA but don’t think I would spend 10 more years doing it.

  • Have you ever considered moving to a new country/continent before?

Yes, I have and I will 🙂

  • What is your impression of your host country? Would you like to stay after the project is over?

I love it here…I would really like to stay.

  • Do you work alone on your topic or do you have a “teammate”? Tell, us something about him/her!

I work with all 15 researchers…that’s the beauty of my topic.

  • Approaching the end of the project…share your best memory in DEMETER.

My best memory will probably be in Slovenia…it was such an unexpectedly beautiful place to discover.

  • From your experience, what do you think an EU MSCA project offers to an ‘early stage researcher’ that a regular one doesn’t?

The aspect of collaboration with industry is really interesting. Also, we have a project team/administration that really helps guide our research and put it into a holistic context which improves motivation and morale.

 

 

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