Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses
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Born in Santiago de Compostela (1976), where she lives now with her daughter (2008) and her son (2012). Chemical engineer as degree, she got her PhD on Chemical and Environmental Engineering in 2005 and achieved her position as Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2013. Her research interests are related to the application and development of Life Cycle Thinking, i.e. Life Cycle Assessment (both from a product and territorial perspective) and Environmental Footprints, with special focus on the water and wastewater sector and on the food production and processing industry. Besides, she has also worked on methodologies for energy efficiency analysis within the wastewater sector where she successful coordinated the ENERWATER project (CSA - H2020: 2015 - 2018), in which a methodology for the evaluation and improvement of energy efficiency in wastewater treatment plants was developed. The ENERWATER methodology received a very positive reception by the CEN technical committee responsible for water and wastewater engineering (CEN/TC165) resulting in the approval and publication of the CEN/TR 17614 Standard method for assessing and improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plans.
Her CV includes more than 80 documents, of which 65 are peer-reviewed papers in international journals (H-index=37, and more than 4,200 citations). Besides, she is the subject editor responsible for the "Wastewater treatment and management" section of the "International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment" and of the "circular economy and water sensitive cities" section of IWA Open Water Journal.
Finally, she was Vice-Rector for Internationalization of the USC (01/09/2015-4/06/2018), being responsible for the first internationalisation strategic plan of the university, CEO of Cursos Internacionales de la USC (27/10/2015-22/06/2018) and Coordinator of Foreign Relations of the USC (01/09/2013-24/04/2014)..