Alexandra Gomez Escobar is a geological engineer with over 6 years of experience in different areas of economy geology: geological modelling, resources estimation and technical, economic and legal valorization of mining properties. In addition, she has 2 years of international experience in geometallurgical characterization of industrial and metallic minerals and critical raw materials in England and France (Portuguese and German deposits). She was the general manager of a consultancy company focused in the geological, mining and environmental assessment of engineering projects. She has taken the role of main research engineer in the recovery of critical minerals from old tailings dumps and from primary raw materials.
Alexandra has a B.Sc in Geological Engineering from the National University of Colombia and a triple diploma MSc degree in Georesources Engineering focused in geometallurgy from the University of Liege (Belgium), University of Lorraine (France) and Technical University of Lulea (Sweden).
Poster: Resource potential and speciation of Cu Zn tailings for future mining and remediation (Neves Corvo, Portugal)SULTAN_poster_ESR1_Gomez Escobar Alexandra_12-02-2020 V2
SULTAN project poster
The Lousal Science Centre – Mine of Science is part of a Portuguese network of 20 science centers spread throughout Portugal, which has the objective of promoting knowledge among people of all ages and fostering science and technology in creative and attractive ways for scholar and non-scholar visitors.
The 3rd Network Wide Event (NWE3) of SULTAN project not only allows early researchers and partners to exchange scientific ideas but also offer magnificent hands-on experiences at the same time: A brief travel into the past and gain useful knowledge for future sustainable mining
On the first day, the SULTAN colleagues reunited in Freiberg, almost 7 months after the kick-off meeting in Leuven, and were happy to greet each other again before the official meeting started.
“I realized that a significative number of people doesn’t know about how the spoons we use, or our daily tools for work, the machinery in the streets, technological apparatus such as cell phones and computers need mining and industries related to supply the needs of our developing society” – Alexandra Gomez Escobar, MSCA fellow, researcher in H2020 ETN SULTAN project
After SULTAN Kick-off meeting, ESRs were invited to visit the labs in the geology and chemistry buildings at KU Leuven. SOLVOMET visit Centre for Solvometallurgy (SOLVOMET) at KU Leuven Campus Arenberg III in the Leuven Chem&Tech building where dr. Nerea Rodriguez kindly greeted us and took us on a tour of the Centre, showing us …
From 11th to 13th February, the SULTAN program Kick-off meeting was held in Leuven, where all partners and early stage researchers (ESRs) had the opportunity to meet each other and share information about the different work packages and the state of the research. On the third day, the ESRs were invited to visit the labs …