Our Employees

A True Team

What motivates people who go to work underground? What does a process engineer do with potash salt? And what is actually a Mine Surveyor? Each ERCOSPLAN employee has her or his own motivation, profession and story. This enables them to bring out their unique strengths and thus an enthusiasm for their tasks at hand. Some of our employees will tell their own story here, their journey to and with ERCOSPLAN. Find out more about our great team and challenges… around potash, salt and mining worldwide…

Dr. rer. nat. Laith Almazahreh

Process Engineer

What Motivates Me

I completed my PhD studies in chemical sciences from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Subsequently, I conducted a postdoctoral research at the University of Western Brittany in France. During my doctoral and postdoctoral research, I have developed efficient catalysts for the production of hydrogen, which is one of the leading options for storing clean renewable energy. Afterwards, I was eager to continue my carrier in the field of potash industry, as the potassium nutrients are key fertilizers in struggling the devastating consequences of global warming and climate changes. Moreover, the potash industry has played a key role to meet the increased demand for food in step with population growth. In this respect, ERCOSPLAN with its 70 years of experience provides innovative solutions for the potash producers worldwide to plan or improve their production plants.

My Position at ERCOSPLAN

Since September 2016, I have been working at ERCOSPLAN as a process engineer responsible for designing / simulating manufacturing plants that transform minerals into potash products, such as MOP (Muriate of Potash) and SOP (Sulphate of Potash). This position at ERCOSPLAN paves the way for me to meet international scientists and engineers, which is an opportunity for gaining and sharing experience. Besides process design, I have also been involved in management of several project stages for plant design, starting from feasibility study and basic engineering to the detailed design phase.