Internationally respected graphene specialist, Dr. Andrea Cabrero-Vilatela, has joined Urbix Resources as Executive Director of European Operations. Dr. Cabrero-Vilatela, who is based in the United Kingdom, will oversee development of Urbix’s growing interests in the UK and European markets.
“It’s exciting to be part of this team,” says Dr. Cabrero-Vilatela. “I’m so impressed by them: very smart, super driven. There is an energy about Urbix right now. You just know they – we! – are going to do great things.”
Dr. Cabrero-Vilatela’s connections to the youthful graphene industry are illustrious. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a PhD in Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. While at Cambridge, Dr. Cabrero-Vilatela was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and was awarded the Cambridge CONACyT Scholarship, the NanoDTC associate grant and the Roberto Rocca Fellowship towards her PhD.
While completing her doctorate, Dr. Cabrero-Vilatela was already laying the groundwork for a career focused on the material sciences. The startup she founded, focused on wearable technologies, embedding nanotechnology into textiles, won the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 and was selected as one of the Top 50 startups in wellbeing by Hello Tomorrow, a global non-profit intent on unlocking the potential of deep technologies to solve the world’s toughest challenges.
Chairman Nicolas Cuevas has been delighted to add Dr. Cabrero-Vilatela to the Urbix Resources team. “Andrea’s expertise in nano materials, and specifically graphene, are at the highest of levels. I feel this will give Urbix further understanding and yet another edge. Andrea also has significant experience in the business development aspects of the industry and will help Urbix tread the water of this rather murky young market.”