The people at AZTI are our main asset to achieve the goals that we have set. AZTI is committed to the people in the organisation and in the growth of its human team, which is a reflection of its strength. In 2005 AZTI had an average staff of 160 people, in 2016 it has grown to 234 staff members.

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Idoia Olabarrieta
Senior Researcher AZTI - Efficient And Sustainable ProcessesProduction Efficiency and Savings, Food Chain 4.0, Food Processing Technologies, Food Control.

Idoia Olabarrieta is Industrial Engineer and PhD in Polymer Technology. She has experience in the improvement of physical/functionality of biodegradable packaging materials and in different food preservation techniques. Her work as a researcher at AZTI has focused on the use of innovative technologies to improve the preservation of packaged foodstuff. Her current work is mainly directed towards the online monitoring of food quality parameters by sensors. She has experience in leading technological/research projects with food industry and in collaboration with different research partners. Project leader in several national and European collaboration projects and work package leader in PicknPack FP7 European project.

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Eduardo Oleaga
Operations Manager Director AZTI - BoardProject Operations and Management

With a background of a BSc in Physics and a Master in Oceanography and Marine Resources, my career has developed to the management field.

With more than 8 years of experience in AZTI, I currently hold the Operations Manager position, fully oriented to plan and achieve the Management Plan Objectives.

Member of AZTI Board of Directors ,as well as both internal Divisions Boards.

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Iñigo Onandia
Researcher AZTI - Efficient Use Of Resources (Marine Technologies)Sustainable Fishing Technologies, Observation and Data.

International Master in Fisheries Management (Universty of Tromso ) Marine researcher in the Fishing Technology area. Technical expertise on fishing gear technology aiming at reducing the environmental impact of fishing activity and improving the technology development of the commercial fishing fleet. More than 900 days in the last 15 years onboard fishing and research vessels in sea trials for selectivity experiments, acoustic surveys, tuna tagging and more.

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Ainhoa Orbe
Senior Researcher AZTI - People And OrganisationTIC´s, Information Management.

She works at AZTI since 2000. She works like programmer developer. She has experience at SQL and Access databases and also VB.NET language.

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Judith Orellana
Senior Laboratory Technician AZTI - New FoodsFood Control, Analytical Services, Food Quality, Safety and Identity.

Upper module analysis and Chemical Control (2007) by Jesuitas, Bilbao. Environmental Chemistry (2012) by Politecnica Txorierri top module, Derio. He has done physical-chemical and sensory analysis of beverages and raw materials in the Coca-Cola company, as well as sensory and physical analysis chemicals. At the Azti company, from 2017 is analyst in the Area of new foods from the research unit food determines where the nutritional profile of the food; protein, moisture, ash, fat, total fiber and resistant starch. Determination of the oxidative behavior of oils with nutritional properties using different analytical methodologies for subsequent incorporation in food matrices. Also performs materials management tasks such as: requests for common use and technical specialist of small laboratory equipment, calibration and preventative maintenance if necessary.

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Mikel Orive
Researcher AZTI - Efficient and Sustainables ProcessesProduction Efficiency and Savings, Circular Economy: Valorisation of Food by-Products, Biotechnology.

MSc degree in Water & Wastewater Engineering by Cranfield University (UK) and Chemical Engineer by University of the Basque Country. He worked as a researcher in AstraZeneca

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Aitziber Ormaetxea
Administrative Assistant AZTI - EcofinAdministration and Accounting.

Various administrative tasks.

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Blanca Orue
PhD Student AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementObservation and Data, Integrated Assessment of Living Resources, Ecosystem Approach to Management,

BSc in Marine Science and a MSc in Oceanography from Cadiz University. She is currently doing her PhD in the use of fish aggregating devices in tropical tuna fisheries.