Maria Colmenares

Born in Merida, Venezuela, Maria is a chemical engineer by training and has over ten years of experience in ceramic nanomaterials research, done at the University of Zaragoza in Spain and at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany, where she got her PhD. As a lover of nature, Maria is determined to develop materials that will have zero impact on the planet – taking into consideration sustainable material production, processing, and disposal. She currently lives in Berlin, where she spends her free time with friends and family, training for competitive powerlifting, raising baby plants, watching films, and learning japanese.

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