EURAXIND Career Stories


Alessandra Treviso

Research Engineer, National Composites Centre, UK Former academic researcher in composite materials at the University of Calabria, Italy and Siemens Industry Software, Belgium


Alice Barbaglio

Research advisor, Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) Former researcher in marine biology and bio-inspired materials


Bartlomiej Tomaszewski

Project manager in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, UK Former researcher in Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund (TU Dortmund), Germany


Benedicta Drobota

Project Expert and Business Innovation Coach (Romania) Former researcher in Management and Marketing in Agriculture at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu de la Brad”, Iasi (Romania)


Conny Reichling

Managing director of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Luxembourg Former researcher in historical sciences, Université du Luxembourg


Danielle Hoyle

Head of Scientific Services and UK Grants at a UK research institute Former researcher in biochemistry at the University of Manchester (UK)


Dominique Fauvin

Genotyping Business Manager EMEA – LGC Genomics Former researcher in Molecular Oncology at the University of Poitiers, France


Eduardo Troche Pesqueira

Project manager at IMDEA Materials Institute and manager of MATERPLAT, the Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials Spanish Technological Platform Former researcher in organic chemistry at the University of Vigo, Spain


Elena Shvets

Senior Scientist in a small biotech company, UK Former researcher in the cell biology department of a research institute in Cambridge, UK and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Elisabet Salas Ibanez

Project Adviser at Research Executive Agency, European Commission (Belgium) Former researcher in metabolic diseases at University of Lille (France)


Ellie Kennedy

R&D team leader, academic development centre of a UK university Former researcher in German literature and gender studies, Canada


Emma Pewsey

Associate Features Editor Former researcher in materials sciences, University of Cambridge (UK)


Gayane Atoyan

Head of Tracing Service, Armenian Red Cross Society, and Environmental and Social Safeguard Consultant, International Projekt Consult GmbH (German company in Armenia). Former PhD researcher in Environmental Law at Newcastle University, UK


Isabel Burdallo

R&D Project Manager in the automotive sector, Spain Research staff experience: Former researcher in materials science at the Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona and three other research institutions in Spain and the USA.


Jennifer Brennan

Director of Research, Development and Innovation, Technological Higher Education Association, Ireland Former researcher in chemistry and nanotechnology; five years as a postdoctoral researcher, working in the US, UK and Ireland


João Peres

Digital product manager and UX designer, UK Former researcher in developmental neurobiology at King’s College London, UK and developmental biology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Joshué Perez

Researcher, private applied research centre (Spain) Former researcher in intelligent transportation systems at public research institutions INRIA (France) and CSIC (Spain).


Kryzstzof Kanawka

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Blue Dot Solutions (Poland) Former researcher in sustainable urban development at Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvellines University (France) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) at Imperial College London (UK)


Marco Masia

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a start-up company Former Assistant Professor (tenure) in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sassari (Italy)


Margaret Harris

Science Journalist Former researcher in physics at Durham University, UK


Margaux Kersschot

Doctoral School Policy Officer Former researcher in social sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and University of Antwerp, (Belgium), working for the Policy Research Centre on Foreign Affairs (government)


Michaela Spitzer

Research Manager, biotech instrumentation company, UK Former researcher in chemical biology, bioinformatics and microbiology at University of Toronto and McMaster University (Canada) and University of Edinburgh (UK)


Michela Candotti

Science Communication Officer (Italy) Former researcher in computational biology at IRB Barcelona (Spain)


Pablo Quintia Vidal

Airline pilot, Ireland Former researcher in robotics at the University of Santiago de Compostela and the University of A Coruña, Spain


Rocío Tejido Rastrilla

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network PhD student (Italy) Former researcher in physical chemistry at the University of Burgos (Spain)