Ana Arenas Vivo obtained her BSc(Eng) in Chemical Engineering in 2014 from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). As result of a collaboration grant with the Chemical Engineering Department she did her final project called “Impact of new pollutants in the recycling of PET”. During the academic year 2014-2015 she took the MSc(Eng) in Chemical Engineering at the same university, coursing the polymeric materials specialty and completing her background in polymer synthesis, characterisation and applications. The same year she was awarded with a grant of Introduction to R&D from the REPSOL Foundation to conduct the project “Applications of molecular fluorescence spectroscopy in plastic recycling”. This project has been awarded with a prize of the Cátedra REPSOL-UPM to the best final masters’ project and has been presented in several congresses. In 2016 she was awarded Distinction in the MSc(Eng) in Advanced Engineering Materials at the University of Liverpool, where she performed the project “Manufacturing and characterisation of copper oxide nanowires for photovoltaic applications”. From 2017 she has joined the Advanced Porous Materials Unit at IMDEA Energy as Predoctoral researcher.