About the author: Dr Nerea Rodriguez Rodriguez

Nerea Rodriguez obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2016. Since April 2017, she joined the SOLVOMET Group (SIM² KU Leuven) led by Prof. Koen Binnemans, working on the SMART-project. In 2018 she obtained a FWO postdoctoral grant, to develope new process for the recovery of REEs from lamp phosphor waste using deep-eutectic solvents. Her main research interests are the development of novel solvents for high affinity separations, leaching, fluid phase equilibria and thermodynamics.