Filipe Miguel Jesus Figueiredo was born on the 24th May 1993 in Lisboa. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from IST-UL in 2016. His MSc thesis work was "Antiplatelet Drug Clopidogrel Reactivity Studies". Currently, he is a researcher in the national project RecValTR at IST-UL, which is connected with the portuguese industry. His scientific interests include rare earth elements chemistry, metal extraction, biphasic processes and waste valorisation. He has absolute autonomy with energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometers and molecular aborption in UV/Vis spectrophotometers and he is also an independent user of nuclear magnetic ressonance and high-performance liquid chromatography equipments. He is highly motivated to help the environment and to understand natural processes.