Maria E Rivas 2022

Maria Elena Rivas-Velazco

( Principal Scientist at Johnson Matthey, Sonning Common, England, United Kingdom)

Degree in Chemistry by the Central University of Venezuela, with a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis and synthesis of inorganic materials by the Complutense University of Madrid. 12+ years of experience on research and development, specifically in the areas of catalysis, material synthesis and advanced characterisation. Four years as postdoctoral researcher in different institutions. Principal Scientist in Johnson Matthey focused on understanding the surface and structure of high energy milled materials. Evaluation of scalability of the milling process of inorganic materials.

  • Johnson Matthey Global Innovation Award 2016
  • 12 patents filed on the mechanochemistry field for battery materials development
  • +20 scientific journal publications