Hellen Silva Santos
Hellen is a postdoctoral researcher in the Geopolymers team in the Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, since Semptember 2020. She has broad background and experience on solid-state chemistry and chemical analysis, having obtained a master’s degree in analytical chemistry in 2014, and a PhD in inorganic materials chemistry in 2017. She has strong industrial background, with solid knowledge in different fields of chemistry, acquired along nearly ten years of working experience in the mining, petrochemical, pesticides and food industry. She also has deep understanding of industrial waste-streams, keeping a research focus on recycling methods of a variety of inorganic waste-streams for high-value and high-volume applications.