Learn about our Team

Edine Bakker

Team Leader

Edine is a driven geologist with a passion for mineral resources. She has worked several years in the mining and mineral exploration industry in a number of countries in Europe. Edine is an open-minded and creative thinker and is committed to use these skills to work towards a more sustainable future. Contact her at edine.bakker_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Adrienn Cseko

Managing Director

Adrienn is the Managing Director of LPRC. She is also managing KINDRA project, where LPRC is Work Package leader for Communication & Dissemination including public outreach. Contact her at director_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Ariadna Ortega Rodríguez

Communications Manager

Ariadna Ortega Rodríguez is a Canarian translator with a background in European laws and political sciences. She is passionate about literature and current affairs, as well as arts. Ariadna has lived in several countries throughout Europe and likes to learn and live other cultures and ways of life. She dreams with visiting every continent one day. Contact her at ariadna.ortega_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Luis Lopes

Project Manager

Luis is a Portuguese geologist with an educational background and interest in Earth Sciences, mainly: Minerology, Petrology, Geochemistry and Geological Resources. Luis always strives to learn more and likes teaching others what he knows on many topics such as Science, History and Literature. Contact him at luislopes_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Tamas Miklovicz

Project Manager

Tamas is a Hungarian Engineering Geologist, with a curious mind and enterprising spirit who is passionate about Technology and Earth Sciences. He has studied in Miskolc, Delft, Wroclaw and Freiberg. His interests lie in mineral raw materials, geothermal energy, photography and sports. Tamas is also feeling lucky. Contact him at tamas.miklovicz_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Marco Konrat Martins

Project Manager

Marco is a Brazilian mining engineer. He has both technical and business experience in international environments and is very interested in the raw materials value chain at large and mineral/mining economics. Contact him at marco.konrat_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Ferit Caglar Gunduz

Trainee

Ferit is a Turkish Geophysical Engineer with digital media skills and marketing experience. When he is not glued to a computer screen, he likes to socialize and do fitness training. Also, he is passionate about learning new things. Ferit likes to travel the world and has visited 42 countries and counting!

Sergio Montes

Project Manager

Sergio is a Spanish writer, researcher and translator with a passion for linguistics and tongue twisters. His main areas of interest are geology, water resources and energy generation. Having graduated in Cultural Studies from the Metropolitan University in London, Sergio has extensive experience writing scientific and technical articles, and enjoys facilitating communication between people from different cultural backgrounds. Contact him at sergio.montes_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Cameron Sword

Project Manager

Cameron is a geologist with a background in geology and petroleum geoscience. Contact Cameron at cameron.sword_at_lapalmacentre.eu.

Balazs Bodo

Senior Advisor

Balazs is the Senior Advisor and head of Technology Foresight unit at LPRC. He is also managing INTRAW, VAMOS and Minatura2020 projects.
Contact him: research_at_lapalmacentre.eu

Javier Luque

Graphic Designer

Javier is a graphic designer, specializing in corporate design (logo), printed design, branding and packaging. He also holds a degree in Fine Arts. He enjoys being creative and aware of new trends and techniques, trying that the projects in which he collaborates always have the best visual impact