The IFMIF-DONES team, the driving force behind the project, relies on professionals with a spectacular background in the field of engineering and research. They bring their previous experience and knowledge together with great enthusiasm, turning the day-to-day work into an exciting place where all the steps that have been taken from the beginning can be put into practice. They’d like to introduce María Luque today to highlight her role within the team.
María Luque is project integration engineer at IFMIF-DONES. She is also involved in the tasks related to the planning and construction of the buildings and services of the facility.
Luque joined the project for the great interest it represents at both technical and organisational levels, and the great challenges ahead of it which promises a long-term future. Originally from Cordoba, she says she is personally proud to be able to develop her profession in an internationally recognised project that will place her homeland at the forefront of strategic scientific facilities for Europe.
She holds a degree in Higher Architecture from the University of Seville and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Castilla la Mancha. Before joining the IFMIF-DONES technical office in Granada, she worked at CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research where the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is located, in Geneva, Switzerland. As project engineer, she worked on the design, development and installation of various equipment and devices as part of the project to upgrade the LHC to higher luminosity.
She has previously worked for the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas, which is dedicated to the development of EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) projects in the international Oil & Gas sector. She started as part of the bid team as project and planning engineer and later joined the construction engineering team for the expansion project of the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait.
The IFMIF-DONES team thanks Maria for her dedication and good work!