Dr. Paola Castrillo has a BSc. in food engineering, a BSc. in industrial engineering, a MSc in materials engineering and a Science and Materials Engineering PhD from Carlos III University of Madrid. From 2004 to the present she has been active in the preparation, management and coordination of several European R& D projects in the areas of sustainability, circular economy, high-grade materials, energy and resources efficiency. For instance the European projects CloseWEEE: www.closeweee.eu, and Fuel from waste: www.fuelfromwaste.eu.
Her research interests include sustainability and circularity assessments of innovative value chains and capacity building on life cycle thinking. Currently working as R&D Manager for Vertech Group.