Dr Nausicaa Orlandi has been elected as a new Member of the EuChemS Executive Board.
Dr Orlandi is the President of the Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici (National Council of Chemists), the governmental institution representing Italian professional chemists.
After graduating in Industrial Chemistry at the Universita degli Studi di Padova in Italy, as well as studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier in France, she then moved onto research in heterogenous catalysis at the CNRS (France). After two years of work experience in research and development processes applied to waste treatment industrial plans, she registered as a Professional Chemist in Italy in 2002.
Director of a consultancy company since 1998, Nausicaa is also a registered Acoustic Competent Technician (2003), Expertise Consultant in the Court of Padova, Auditor for International Certification Bodies, and an accredited teacher and lecturer.
As a professional chemist, she has held various roles in professional chemist organisation: from 2005 to 2013, Nausicaa was Treasurer of the Ordine Interprovinciale dei Chimici del Veneto, and in 2013 she became its President until 2016. From 2010 to 2015, she was a member of the National Equal Opportunities Commission by the Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici. She has also been member of the board of the Young Entrepreneurs of Padova.