Anastasia Moschovi is the HEAD of Research and Innovation Department of MONOLITHOS LTd company. She is a specialist in recovering precious metals and rear earths from spent automotive catalysts. In the CROCODILE project, she loves the chance to meet new people with varying scientific background aiming in the same target, to establish a new method for recovering Co from secondary sources.
What are you working on?
Currently, I am working on recycling critical raw materials. My main tasks are focused on recovering platinum group metals (Pt, Pd and Rh) from automotive deactivated catalysts. I work on national and international funded projects, where I manage and coordinate the tasks to be accomplished.
What attracts you in the research project you are working on?
When I came across the project CROCODILE, I was very enthusiastic regarding the unique approach to Co recovering from different secondary sources. The idea of combining several different approaches would only result in a spectacular brain storming, where scientists with different background would successfully combine their efforts, knowledge, experience and expertise. I am very enthusiastic from the continuous effort people put on the project, in order to meet the challenge. Moreover, more than twenty partners participate in this project, where hopefully we will have the chance to exchange culture and experiences, visit new facilities and share technology.
Where do you work? What do you like about your organization or the city you live in?
I work for MONOLITHOS Ltd. Catalysts and Recycling technologies which is located in capital of Greece, Athens. What I like most in my company is that I love having a voice. My ideas are always listened to and the whole team works together to make them happen. We all support each other and work together to offer creative feedback and then make our ideas a reality. Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other I love being appreciated and listened to.
What characteristic do you most admire in others?
I really do admire people who have great sense of duty and responsibility. The sense of responsibility and commitment either to someone or to something. This is the quality of “owning it” and doing impeccable work beyond anything that is expected of you, mostly looking forward for no reward. This is a too rare quality, and that’s what makes it noteworthy.
Anastasia Moschovi (f) was born and grown up in Athens in Greece. She has a degree in Material Science and received her MSc and PhD from Chemical Engineering Department of Patras, Greece, Polytechnic School. During her studies, she focused on synthesis of electrolytes and their physicochemical characterization. She has participated in national and international funded projects (ZEOCELL, ERC GRAND H2SMS CAT, PLATIRUS, CROCODILE) as post poctoral researcher and in several national and international conferences. She is author of ten scientific publications in international journals. She has also knowledge and experience on synthesis of biomimetic polymeric systems, such as hydrogels. During her professional career, she has also worked in the Research and Development Department of a Pharmaceutical company. She is the Head of the Research and Innovation scientific group of MONOLITHOS Catalysts & Recycling Ltd, working on Platinum Group Metals Pt, Pd and Rh recovery from spent automotive catalysts and filters, with hydrometallurgical methods.