Our team combines plurisdisciplinary skills with a unique set of communication expertise, detailed knowledge of European calls for projects and extensive experience in coordinating and managing European research projects. We are dedicated and professional!
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Executive Office Staff
Elsa works at EMH as communication officer. She has a PhD in Didactics (science communications) and was a consumer scientist for a couple of years. She spent the last 8 years in New Zealand (Auckland University), in research management. She was a senior project manager and has further developed her expertise in various fields such as communications, marketing but also strategic planning and professional training for scientists.
Prof. Dr. Ing. Gilbert M. Rios has extensive hands-on experience of European projects management and coordination: he coordinated the NanoMemPro Network of Excellence (funded by FP6 for 4 years) and the MemBridge project (funded by FP7 for 2 years). So if you’re thinking of participating in the European Commission's HORIZON 2020, don’t hesitate to ask for his acute analysis of your project. EMH’s executive director has furthermore developed over the years a valuable network of membrane key players all over Europe, in academia and industry.
Lucie works at EMH as European project officer. She deals specifically on Intellectual Property Rights issues and exploitation strategy of European projects. Lucie’s backgroung is in European law and European affairs. She developed her expertise in European projects as adviser within the Enterprise Europe Network. Throughout her professional experience, she participated and coordinated H2020, CIP, Interreg and national R&D projects.
Stéphanie provides a range of creative solutions for both digital and print projects. She is a cornerstone of EMH team: her skills are manyfold and her mind always bubbling with creative ideas. Brochures, leaflets and websites with modern professional layouts are delivered right on time and tailor-made to match the need of your project. Stéphanie’s background is in life sciences. After a PhD, she opted for communication and took degrees in multimedia and webdesign… Her choice was made: devoting herself to graphic design for scientists.
Lidietta Giorno is the director of the Italian Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR). She is an expert in membrane technologies, in particular for applications in biotechnology. She has a background in biological sciences and new materials. Lidietta coordinates research projects at national, European and international level and develops collaborations with China (International Centre of Weihai) and South Korea (Hanyang University in Seoul). She brings to EMH her broad knowledge in the food, biotech and biomedical fields.
João Crespo is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA), Portugal, where he is also Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation. He is former Vice-President of the Portuguese National Science Foundation and former Academic Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA. João is also a founder and member of two spin-off companies. His research interests are membrane separation processes, membrane bioreactors, process monitoring. João brings to EMH his extensive experience and participates in the WssTP Advanced Membrane Technology working group.
Inge Genné is a Programme manager at VITO (Flemish institute for technological Research). She is heading a research team of about 45 people, executing the programme of membrane engineering, chemical applications and industrial water treatment. Inge has extensive international experience in the area of membrane technology, industrial water management and sustainable chemistry. She brings it all to EMH and actively puts people in contact and spreads the word on how effective membrane technologies are for water treatment. Inge also coordinates and participates in European and national research projects in the field of Water and Membrane technology.