May 31, 2023
InnoRenew CoE researchers were again successful at receiving Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships.
Dr Oihana Gordobil has been awarded for her project, “Green synthesis of sustainable BIO-sourced multi-functional ingredient for skin CARE applications” (BIO4CARE), under the supervision of Dr Anna Sandak, InnoRenew CoE Wood Modification research group leader, and in collaboraition with Dr Anton Friedl, head of the Bioresources and Plant Science research division and university professor in chemical engineering at the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, TU Wien.
Dr Esakkiammal Sudha has been awarded for her project, “Modified lignin nanoparticles for composite and bio-based/Cu packaging applications” (PACK-NIN), under the supervision of Dr David DeVallance, InnoRenew CoE Renewable Materials Composites research group leader, and in collaboration with Dr Mika Sipponen, assistant professor of materials chemistry and Sustainable Materials Chemistry research group leader in the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University.
The third project “Carbon accounting in the forest-based industry – maximising the mitigation potential of wood products in Slovenia” will be supervised by Dr Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director, and in collaboration with Dr Giacomo Grassi from the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission and Dr Primož Simončič from Slovenian Forestry Institute.
As part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, “Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.”