Last week the second NATURE network-wide training took place at the University of Birmingham . Dr. Olivier Talon, from Materia Nova (Belgium), imparted a very interesting training entitled ” Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment”. Over 2 days, our ESRs learnt the basics of the LCA metodology. Why is it necessary? How can we perform it? How can […]

After a long visa wait, NATURE ESR1, Flore Killens, and ESR2, Claire Morand, have recently started their secondments at the University of Birmingham, where they will remain for the next 15 months. Happy faces following the ESR reunion!

Congratulations to Flore Kilens, NATURE-EID ESR1,  for getting one of the best poster awards at GEP-SLAP 2022 conference. Flore presented her recent results on “Screening of Acid-Base Mixtures as Organocatalysts for the Self-Condensation of Diols” Well done to our four ESRs on attending their first conference as NATURE-EID students!

This is an exciting week for our NATURE-EID Early Stage Researchers: Flore, Claire, Bige and Gabriela. They´re all attending GEP-SLAP 2022 conference in Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain), which will be followed by a workshop on soft skills and a visit to POLYKEY premises on Friday. Enjoy your first conference, ladies!

Last but not least, we can announce the hiring of our fourth ESR. Bige Bati (ESR4) earned her Master’s Degree at Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) within the Polymer Science and Technology Program. She decided to change her career path to contribute to green chemistry after working at a Petrochemical and Refinery complex for two years. […]

Following with the recruitment of ESRs, University of Birmingham has just hired another NATURE fellow. Gabriela Garbonova (ESR3) completed her Master of Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University, after which she worked on projects targeted towards valorising spent coffee-grounds and developing bio-based materials for commercial shopping bags. She´s now joining UoB as ESR4 to develop nature-like […]

The NATURE family keeps growing! Claire Morand (ESR2) obtained her Master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry at ENSCBP Bordeaux (France) in 2020. She is driven by curiosity about the natural world and is passionate about the utilization of natural products for high performance material applications. She´s recently joined POLYKEY as ESR2, where her PhD project targets […]

We are thrilled to welcome the first of four Early Stage Researchers to our project! Flore Kilens (ESR1) obtained a double Master’s degree from the University of Strasbourg (France) and the University of the Basque Country (Spain) in Polymer Science. Guided by a deep concern for the current challenges facing the plastics industry, she aims […]