Dr. Jelena Radjenovic

Catalan Institute for Water Research

Keynote speaker: Circularity in Water Management Session
Jelena Radjenovic graduated in Chemical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2004. She obtained a PhD cum laude from the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2009. From 2009 to 2014 she worked as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2014, Jelena relocated to the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA, www.icra.cat) in Girona, Spain, with a Marie-Curie fellowship. She was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant ELECTRON4WATER in 2016 to develop new nanostructured electrode materials for electrochemical water treatment. Since 2018, she has been an ICREA Research Professor (www.icrea.cat). In 2023, she was awarded the ERC Proof of Concept grant GRAPHEC to upscale the technology developed and patented within the ELECTRON4WATER project, focused on electrochemical destruction of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) using graphene sponge electrodes. Jelena was also recently awarded an ERC Consolidator grant ELECTROmonoLITH, focused on selective electrochemical separation and recovery of lithium and other metals from industrial wastewaters and brines.