Students 2010

Chris McNabb
Memorial University, Canada

Chris is a second year Masters student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland Canada. His area of research is cultural geography and his interest in e-waste is around questions of how we produce e-waste both as a category and as a material. Secondly, he is interested in how the category of e-waste varies from place to place and how e-waste is understood in places with no formal definition of this category.
Alexandra Graziano
Cardiff University, UK

Alexandra is currently studying for her MSc in International relations at Cardiff University. Prior to her Masters she worked in Brussels at the Confederation of European Paper Industries as an intern and at the Committee of the Regions. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Law degree.
Somjita Laha
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK

Somjita is currently a PhD student at Institute of Development Policy and Management in the University of Manchester working on the process of informalisation in the e-waste recycling sector with special focus on the National Capital Region (NCR) in India. Previously she completed a MA in Development Studies from Institute of Social Studies, The Hague and another MA in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has also worked with an environmental NGO in India involved in research and advocacy related to different waste management issues.
Adesewa Adeniji
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Adesewa is currently researching on heavy metals in plastic and plastic circuit board in electronic games in Nigeria. Her previous experience in environmental research work was on dispersion and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in some river banks of South-West, Nigeria which stimulated her interest in pollution issues.
Xiaomin Li
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Xiaomin is a second year P.H.D student studying at the Research Center Eco-Environmental Science, Chinese Academy Science. During the past three years, she has focused on the environmental behavior and distribution of persistant organic pollutants (POPs). POPs distribution and levels in E-waste dismantling area and steel producing area are the main topics of her research.
Amal Fahmy Ahmed
High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt

Amal is currently doing a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Biology from High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University from where she has completed a Masters in Environmental Chemistry and Biology. Since 1999, she is a Safety and Environmental Specialist, Coordinator, instructor and trainer for “The Arab Company for Gelatin &Pharmaceutical Products Co.".
Ohakwe Johnson
Abia State University, Nigeria

Ohakwe has a Ph.D in Statistics and is currently employed at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Anambra State University in Nigeria. His research interests are related to time series analysis and waste management.
Elizabeth Muoria
Egerton University, Kenya

Elizabeth is currently doing an MSc in Environmental Science from Egerton University, Kenya. Previously she completed B.Ed in Science from Kenyatta University. She has done a survey on e-waste management in Nakuru municipality, Kenya. Currently she is developing a concept on how different stakeholders can be actively involved in management of e-waste and working on how consumer education can be structured to cover consumers of different backgrounds.

Nancy Nyenga
National Environmental Management Council, Tanzania

Nancy is a Chemical and Process Engineer with a specialism in Environmental Management.  Her first degree was in Chemical and Process Engineering in 2004 at University of Dar es Salaam, with the 2nd degree of Environmental Management in 2010 at the same University. Currently, she is working with the National Environment Management Council (NEMC), as an Environmental Management Officer.  She has six years of professional experience in environmental compliance and enforcement as well as assessment of the impact of pollutants emanating from different sources such as industrial pollution and chemicals waste management
Mauro Cesar Bernardes
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mauro Cesar Bernardes was born in Brazil in 1973 and got his Doctoral degree in Computer Science in 2005 at University of Sao Paulo (USP-Brazil). Currently he ia an assistant director of technology at CCE-USP (Electronic Computing Center of the University of Sao Paulo), works as a researcher at the e-waste pilot project CEDIR, which aims to find solutions to reduce and deal with e-waste in a sustainable way.
Irina Oswald
University of Augsburg, Germany

Irina Oswald holds a M. Sc. in Physical Geography and is currently a research associate/PhD- student at the Chair for Resource Strategy at the University of Augsburg (Germany). Her research focuses on recycling of e-waste, recovery of metals, potentially critical metals and operational metrics to assess the performance of e-waste recycling systems. 
Jelle Rademaker
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands +  Leiden University, Belgium

Jelle is currently in 2nd year of Master of Industrial Ecology at Delft University of Technology and Leiden University. He will focus on e-waste from a broad Industrial Ecology perspective. Special focus will, most likely, be on rare earth elements. He has completed a bachelor degree in Science & Innovation management (focussed at Energy & Materials) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 
Natalia Duque Ciceri
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Natalia is an Industrial Engineering PhD candidate at the Politecnico di Milano-Italy doing her research in collaboration with MIT at the Environmentally Benign Manufacturing Lab. Natalia earned her Bachelor (2006) and Master (2007) degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Natalia research interests focus on better understanding the development of products that close the material loops, improving their recyclability rates and designing for environmentally-oriented product End-of-Life options.  The general idea for her current research is the development of a methodology to analyse the energy content and potential of recovery on recycling home appliances. 
Katarina Tošić
Department of Applied Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Katarina is currently completing her Master thesis on the application of molecular methods in sustainable fisheries management. For over a decade, she has been involved in environmental issues in Serbia, primarily in the non-governmental sector. She has recently entered the field of e-waste management, as project manager on an upcoming national survey on e-waste supported by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.
Hua Zhong
University of Califonia Berkeley, USA

Hua has a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering. She is an assistant professor at Beijing Institute of Technology and a visiting scholar at University of California Berkeley. Her research interests focus on reverse supply chain theory, e-waste recycling. She teaches Economical Game Theory and Statistical Software Application. She received the Excellent Teacher award of BIT and is in charge of BIT funding about e-waste e-commerce recycling building in China.
Maurice O’Connell
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland

Maurice is currently a PhD student in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. She is presently  involved in a project called “RE-EVALUTE” who’s focus is to collect, analyse, validate and disseminate state of the art knowledge in the field of reuse of electrical and electronic equipment. Research is conducted through visitation of reuse enterprise across the EU, conducting operational reuse trials in Ireland and analysing the environmental, social and economic benefits of reuse of WEEE over recycling.
Steven Zhou
LUMES, Sweden

Steven is a Masters student of the environment studies and sustainable development program at Lund University, Sweden. His research is on investigating the relationship between Windows upgrades and obsolete computers. He has an engineering background and worked in China as a civil engineer for 6 years.
Gregory Lewis
University of Liege, Belgium

Gregory graduated as an engineering geologist in 2005 from University of Liege. He started his professional experience as a research engineer and worked for 2 years in the field of hydrometallurgy and mineral processing. In 2007, he moved to Teal Exploration and Mining, operating in DRC, as a project geologist until 2009. Currently, he is working on his PhD at University of Liege on the topic of polymetallic wastes recycling by bio-hydrometallurgical routes.
Huabo Duan
Tsinghua University, China

Huabo completed his PhD at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University in July, 2010. Presently, he is working in BCRC China as a research associate. His research focuses on Solid Waste Recycling and Management, including the technology and equipment design for e-waste recycling, environmental consequence assessment associated with the treatment and recovery of e-waste, specifically on PCB as well as identification on hazardous waste and their management in China.