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Dr Nineta Hrastelj FRSC
EuChemS Secretary General
Email Contact: nineta.hrastelj[at]euchems.eu
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-1914-6619 
ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Nineta-Hrastelj-2

Nineta Hrastelj did her PhD at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Her research topics cut horizontally across analytical chemistry, chemometrics and metrology. She is author, co-author or editor of various publications in research and education as well as policy related topics of general concern.

She has worked in the private and public sector at the national and at the European level. Her contributions were recognised by several awards. Since 2011 she is General Secretary of EuChemS.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Márton Kottmayer
EuChemS Science Communication and Policy Officer
Email contact: marton.kottmayer[at]euchems.eu

Márton Kottmayer joined EuChemS in March 2022 as Science Communication and Policy Officer.

Márton’s key duties are related to science communication and policy-related work. This includes running the EuChemS publications, writing articles, managing the website and social media channels, as well as policy activities related to the organisation such as monitoring, reporting, and analysis. In addition, he also coordinates EuChemS events.

He holds a master’s degree in Political Science, and a bachelor’s in International Relations and Anthropology. He worked in communications in the private sector, and assisted with widening access to education.

You can connect with him on LinkedIn.


Claudia Jiménez Hernando
EuChemS Administrative Assistant

Email contact: claudia.jhernando[at]euchems.eu

Claudia Jiménez Hernando joined EuChems in August 2022 as Administrative Assistant. 

Claudia’s main activities at EuChemS pertain to performing secretarial duties and assisting the General Secretary in the daily management of the association, as well as liaising with internal networks and assisting in organising meetings and events. Her previous experience was in the field of education and culture within the EU institutions. She holds a master’s degree in Global Crime, Justice and Security and another one in Gender Studies.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn.


Caterina Ricciardi
Erasmus+ intern

Email contact: caterina.ricciardi[at]go.euchems.eu

Caterina Ricciardi joined EuChemS in August within the framework of the Erasmus+ student mobility traineeship programme.

She is a master’s student in Food Science and Technology from University of Tuscia (Italy) and holds a bachelor in agro-food and industrial biotechnology in University of Sapienza (Italy). Her main interests concern food, security, control and technology.


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