METRAMAT’s first Doctoral Candidate has started!

Ira Papamalama has switched her mechanical engineering job in Greece for a PhD-position at KU Leuven. Under supervision of Brecht van Hooreweder (KUL) and Nima Razavi (NTNU) she will research the production of fine metamaterial features by laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) in order to reveal and optimize the processing parameters-quality relation.

Ira is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with two Master degrees and an experienced Theoretical Knowledge Ground Instructor for the commercial airlines industry. She also holds the Airlines Transport Pilot (A) Theoretical exams records with exceptionally high grades.

In her free time Ira enjoys flying, photography, painting, roller skating and building electrical circuits.

This PhD is a step towards an academic career in which she hopes to contribute to the advancement and spreading of knowledge as well as to the improvement of life quality by efficient material utilization. 

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