In my research, I explore decision-making processes that define how we make resources: how we decide on which resources to use, in which functions, and why. These decision-making processes determine how nature is transformed for the reproduction of life in what is known as ‘the economy’.

I have a particular interest in non-renewable mineral-based materials, and their uses in technologies used for energy harvesting and storage. So far, my research has led me from rare earth element-permanent magnets to lithium-based battery chemistries.

Our worlds are built with these materials: We use energy to extract the mineral raw materials, to refine them to precursor materials, and to produce mineral-based materials – including for our energy technologies that fuel our lives.