Dr Uwe König, Global Mining, Minerals and Metals Manager at Malvern Panalytical
Dr König is based in Malvern Panalytical’s supply center in the Netherlands. Since joining the company in 2005, he has been responsible for helping mining, minerals and metals related research and industrial companies in sharing knowledge through on-site visits, international conferences and local workshops. His specialty is in the development of new analytical solutions for exploration, process monitoring and optimization in the mining and metals industries. These include mobile, laboratory-based and online monitoring solutions.
Dr König studied geology and applied mineralogy at Martin-Luther-University Halle (Germany) and the UFPA (Universidade Federal do Para) Belem (Brazil). In 2006, he reached his PhD in the field of applied mineralogy.
Dr Marco Sommariva, Head Application Specialist for XRD Competency Center from our HQ in the Netherlands
Dr Sommariva studied Material Science in Milan (Italy), with a thesis on synthesis and characterization of solid electrolytes for lithium batteries. Marco then moved on with a post-doc at the British ISIS neutron source working on a project about complex hydrides for hydrogen storage, before joining Malvern Panalytical in 2011. He is the head of Malvern Panalytical's XRD Competency Center in the Netherlands.