We present the profiles of the experts who will give lectures at the second PhosV4 workshop "Phosphorus recovery - challenges and perspectives in V4".

Dr Kinga LORENCZ is a local manager of the Bay Zoltan Ltd.. She was educated as a physicist and worked for 10 years (5 in Hungary and 5 in the USA) as a space researcher modelling cosmic rays. Later she had switched to a teaching carrier due to family reason, and have worked for a decade as a teacher, education curricula developer and a science communicator in physics, informatics and astromomy. Her first international science communication experience was the active participating at the Fp6 CSA Wonders network as the manager of the Budapest Planetarium. After that she was a goverment employee at the National Research Development and Innovation Office for seven years: participating in strategic planning and international representation in the energy , environment and space areas. She was for 7 years the National Contact Point of Horizon 2020 Energy area. She has been local project manager at projects funded by European Commission She has been participated at a training course on H2020 proposal writing in Brussels in 2018. Since February 2019, she is utilising her former experiences as an international project manager. She is experienced in regional innovation governance and policy, and also has worked with European structural and investment funds on national policy level.

Prof. Marzena SMOL is the Head of the Division of Biogenic Raw Materials at the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (MEERI PAS). She completed a master’s degree in Environmental Protection at Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa and a master’s degree in International Project Management at the Częstochowa University of Technology. She completed the PhD in technical sciences – Environmental Engineering, 2015, Częstochowa University of Technology. Manager and contractor in national and international projects in the field of biogenic raw materials management in the context of the implementation of the principles of sustainable development (SD), circular economy (CE) and the strategies for the Green Deal in the water and sewage, fertilizer and agri-food sectors. Founder of the Division of Biogenic Raw Materials at MEERI PAS, member of the Scientific Council of MEERI PAS. She participated in the work on the preparation of the Roadmap Transformation towards circular economy in Poland (Ministry of Development). Holder of the Minister’s Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists.

Ph.D. Zoltán Tóth  earned his MSc in Agronomy at Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences in 1955. He received a Ph.D. degree in Crop and Horticultural Sciences at University of Veszprém in 2021. His teaching activity includes soil management and land use, crop production, sustainable agricultural production, basics of agriculture and consequences of field technologies in plant protection. Research activities of Tóth Zoltán are connected with long-term field experiments (fertilization, residue management, soil tillage and rotation), impact of soil management on soil physical, chemical and biological properties, mitigating the effect of abiotic stress on crops by field technologies. Moreover he is partner in H2020 projects: iSQAPER, SOILCARE, LEX4BIO, SOILGUARD.

Damien CAZALET is deputy head of the technical department at Veolia Wasser Deutschland GmbH. He also have more than 10 years experience as a project engineer in process and energy optimisation of municipal wastewater treatment plants. In the frame of the H2020 project Powerstep. He assessed the implementation of innovative wastewater treatment concepts in 20 municipal wastewater treatment plants in Europe with the target to make WWTPs energy-positive.

Yariv COHEN - since 2007 co-founder and Head of Research and Development at EasyMining and is also a part-time researcher at SLU University in Sweden. Is a specialist in chemical separation technologies and has a long experience in phosphorus chemistry. Obtained his Doctoral Degree from SLU University in Sweden with the title “Phosphorus recovery from urban wastes and ashes”. Was awarded the 2008 Science Technology and Environmental Award from the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, for research regarding recovery of phosphorus from municipal wastes, ashes and iron ore mine wastes. Was awarded the 2019 Chemical Engineering Award from the Swedish Society of Chemical Engineers.

Prof. Jiří Jaromír KLEMEŠ is Head of a Centre of Excellence “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology – VUT Brno, Czech Republic, and Emeritus Professor at “Centre for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. Previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh, UK Founder and a long-term Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. Awarded by the EC with Marie Curie Chair of Excellence (EXC). Track record of managing and coordinating 96 major EC, NATO, bilateral and UK Know-How projects. Research funding attracted over 42 M€. Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production and Chemical Engineering Transactions, Editor in Chief Cleaner Technologies and Engineering and Cleaner Chemical Engineering (Elsevier); Subject Editor of Energy and Emeritus Executive Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering. Managing Guest Editor of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. The founder and President for 24 y of PRES (Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction) conferences. Seven years Chairperson of CAPE Working Party of European Federation of Chemical Engineering, a member of WP on Process Intensification and of the EFCE. A Member of the IChemE, UK, Sargent Medal International Committee on CAPE. Invited lecturer at 62 universities worldwide. He has many years of research and industrial experience. 

Tomáš Bakalár