Tatevik Babayan M. Sc. and M. Eng., joined the nova-Institute in 2017, working in the department Economy & Policy. With her background in environmental sciences and mining engineering, Tatevik Babayan will support the nova-Institute in the area of policy and strategy for bio-based economy, techno-economic evaluation and sustainability assessment.
Tasks at nova-Institute
Tatevik is leading the new nova-Institute’s conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production” (REFAB). The conference has a new approach of combining various solutions and technological advancements that are revolutionising the modern food and biomass production. She is also involved in the European project STAR4BBI, which promotes a level playing field for bio-based products with creating proposals for legislative, regulatory and standardization updates.
Additionally, a German research project UFOPLAN aims at investigating opportunities for recycling precious metals from small fractions of industrial wastes with bioleaching and bioflotation processes. Tatevik will carry out a techno-economic evaluation and a sustainability assessment for this project.
Background and expertise
Tatevik Babayan was born and grown up in Armenia, since 2010 she is living in Germany. She has acquired two Master degrees: M. Sc. in the International Master of Environmental Sciences at the University of Cologne and M. Eng. in mining at the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA).
In her master thesis at the University of Cologne she carried out an environmental assessment of gold mining processes and compared these with the mining processes integrating biotechnological methods for the oxidation of refractory ores to avoid the cyanide applications in gold mining.
After receiving her Master’s Degree in Cologne, she worked as a freelancer at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for evaluating the textile supply chain and comparing the chemicals’ limits set by existing textile standards.
Further on, she worked with abc GmbH for acquisition and management of national and European funded projects focusing on export of innovative technologies in new industrial applications.
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Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2018-07-03.