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Martina Orefice


Martina Orefice

Email: martina.orefice@chem.kuleuven.be

Martina Orefice is a PhD student at KU Leuven. She is employed as Early Stage Researcher for the ETN-Demeter project and, in detail, her task is to recover metal values from SmCo and NdFeB magnets by iono-metallurgical methods (ESR 3).

She get a master’s degree in Chemical Engineer in April 2015 at “Federico II” University (Naples, Italy), discussing the thesis “Recovery of palladium from acidic solutions by adsorption on activated carbons”. During her lab-experience, she dealt with and experimental activities, the thesis project purposely, and managerial activities, such as orders, stock and wastes management, and teaching activities, as tutor for new master’s students.

Her previous background consists of two bachelor degrees: the former in Environmental Sciences (“Federico II” University, 2010), the latter in Chemical Engineering (“Federico II” University, 2012). With the BSc degree, she learned what the problem is, while with the BEng (and MEng) how to manage and, probably, solve it. She has also experience of project management, team working and science communication thanks to several laboratory and modelling activities, both in group and alone.