Filipe Miguel Jesus Figueiredo was born on 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 and a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at IST-UL. His scientific interests include rare earth elements chemistry, metal extraction, and waste valorisation. He has also worked in the nation project REEUse.