Laboratory Technician (PhD in Analytical Chemistry)
IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID
She holds a Degree in Chemistry from Complutense University of Madrid (2007). She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2013 (UCM). Her Thesis is focused on metal speciation in biological samples and inorganic nanoparticles studies (characterization, quantification and cytotoxic effects). During her PhD studies, she achieved experience in several analytical techniques such as liquid chromatography coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LC-ICP-MS), hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (HG-AFS) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), as well as in techniques based on the characterization of nanoparticles such as asymmetrical field- field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). She worked as postdoctoral research at Department of Material in Imperial College University (London) from 2013 to 2014. During this stage, she performed the synthesis and functionalization of silver nanoparticles, and furthermore, she investigated the antibacterial mechanisms of these nanoparticles.
She has presented her research work in numerous national and international meetings, and she has a large number of works published in scientific journals. In addition, she has collaborated in competitive funded research projects.
Currently she is working in IMDEA Water as a laboratory technician specializing in ICP-MS (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry).