Irina Natalia Spinu
Irina Natalia Spinu
Mechanical Design Engineer, EFC separations BV

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  • Describe what you do in your current work situation.
    I design water treatment units for industrial wastewaters
  • Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
    I attended the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania both for my bachelor and masters
  • What kinds of activities have typically been part of your work?
    Mechanical design using various software like AutoCad, SolidWorks, etc.; Writing technical specs; Writing product manuals
  • What do you like best about being an engineer?
    I get to see in real life what I create with my computer :)
  • Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of?
    Actively working in developing and improving a new technology for waste water treatment
  • Any other stories or comments you would like to share with EngineerGirl visitors?
    I design water treatment units for industrial wastewater
I am Irina :) I come from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and currently I live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I finished my bachelor and master in the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, my home town. I worked as a design engineer in Romania for one year, designing mainly agricultural machinery and transport pallets for car parts. Since 2013, I work at EFC separations BV in Delft, The Netherlands where I design water treatment systems using a new and innovative technology called Eutectic Freeze Crystallization and a sub-branch of it called Freeze Concentration. More info about this you can find on the company's web site ( The company where I work now is a small spin-off from the Technical University of Delft, this meaning that we are in close connection with the university, we do a lot of research and we are even located on the campus site. I enjoy what I'm doing and I'm open for any questions about life as a girl-engineer :)
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  • Alvaro, Cheverly asked Irina Natalia Spinu, EFC separations BV

    Added Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Why did you choose engineering as you profession?
    Answers 1
    Jamie Krakover, The Boeing Company
    Answered Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    I know it's a bit different depending on who you talk to, but for me, I knew I had a strong interest in math and science. For a long time I wanted to be a vet but in my junior year of high school I changed my mind. I enrolled in a week long ...
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