Tallinn University of Technology

PhD Thesis Defense on 13th December: Nthati Lillian Monei

Liberation of REEs. Illustration from PhD thesis by Nthati Monei

The defense of Nthati Lillian Monei's doctoral thesis, "Phytomining of Rare Earth Elements: Dynamics of Rhizosphere Processes and Element Interactions in the Soil," will take place on December 13, 2023, at 9:00 in room U06-401 and via Zoom.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Hitch
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hermann Heilmeier (Institute of Biosciences, TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Opponents: Prof. David Houben (Department of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, UniLaSalle, Beauvais, France)
ja Prof. Alar Astover (Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu)

The thesis is available online: https://digikogu.taltech.ee/et/Item/ae5a3629-d857-411e-86d5-9778767e7f64

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91526584149

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