Maja Vučković is a geologist and environmental scientist coming from the south of Croatia. She has lived and studied in four different countries across Europe and holds B.Sc and M.Sc degree from University of Zagreb. After completion of her internship at University of Lisbon in 2017, she decided to pursue a PhD degree. Currently, she’s a PhD candidate at KU Leuven in Belgium. She has experience in geochemistry, mineralogy and environmentalism.
Her main research interests are: mineral processing, separation and extraction of valuables from waste and waste-to-product approach. She is also interested in the interaction between science and industry as well as upscaling projects. Main focus of her research within SULTAN will be development of novel metal recovery/extraction technology from sulphidic tailings with the usage of microwaves at Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO).
When she’s not doing science, Maja indulges in her other activities: listening to music, exploring galleries and squares, reading books, learning new language, socializing or just skyping her big family 😊
On the same wavelength with Maja Vučković, Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow, researcher in H2020 ETN SULTAN project