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Though originally from Denmark, I spent most of my childhood in Belgium. I completed a Master’s in chemistry at KULeuven in Belgium, graduating magna cum laude in July 2018. After completing a company placement at Kaneka, looking into radical initiation systems, I joined the Howdle group at the University of Nottingham via an Erasmus exchange, looking into the kinetics of MMA dispersion polymerisation in scCO2. I remained with the Howdle group for a PhD, looking into the synthesis of core-shell polymer particles in scCO2 via dispersion polymerisations.

As of October 2022, I’ve joined Prof Mike Shaver in the collaborative ‘One Bin to Rule Them All’ project where we aim to unify chemistry, economy, and social science, to identify and create value in plastic packaging waste streams and simplify recycling for consumers.

My main goal is to develop a ‘Plastics Hierarchy of Fates’ tool that summarises technical information in a more accessible manner and encourages progress in plastics recycling. The idea is to set out the merits and perils of potential decisions in plastics waste processing and recycling, with a forward-looking perspective on maximising circularity.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Dispersion Polymerisations in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide for the Production of Core-Shell Particles, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 201829 Sept 2022

Award Date: 1 Jun 2023

Master of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

15 Sept 201630 Jun 2018

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018


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