Catalysis. Université Claude Bernard Lyon I. Lyon. France
She received a BSc in Chemistry and a MSc in Physical Chemistry and Applied Radiochemistry from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and a PhD with European PhD Mention in Catalysis from the Université Claude Bernard Lyon I (France) under the supervision of Dr. Aline Auroux (France) and Dr. Niculae I. Ionescu (Romania). The PhD work involves the synthesis, the bulk/superficial characterization and the catalytic properties for selective catalytic reduction of NOx of supported gallium oxide catalysts. She received the "I. G. Murgulescu” National Award in Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy in 2001. PhD fellowships in Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, Villeurbanne (France) and postdoctoral stays at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Hoelderich and the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (CSIC, Madrid).
Since 2007 she was a researcher from the National Science Program Ramón y Cajal in the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Alcalá, Madrid. Associate Professor University of Alcalá since 2012 assigned to the area of Chemical Engineering.
She has taught Environmental Engineering graduate and undergraduate courses and directed over 15 research dissertations.
She has participated in more than twenty financed research projects and R&D contracts and she has published over thirty five articles in peer-reviewed journals. Main research interests lie in the area of the synthesis of new materials and catalysts, advanced oxidation processes, cytotoxicity and aquatic toxicity of emerging and priority pollutants, oxidation intermediates and complex mixtures of toxicants.