Damià Barceló Cullerès
Research group: Water, Environmental and Food Chemistry (ENFOCHEM)
My scientific career has been dedicated to Environmental Chemistry with the aim to solve different environmental problems in the field of water quality. My most important contributions have been particularly in the development of methods for controlling organic pollution by the so-called “emerging pollutants” (polar pesticides, surfactants –detergents–, endocrine disruptors and pharmaceutical products, illicit drugs and carbon-based nanomaterials (fullerenes)) in waste and natural water. During the last ten years my group has obtained key results at international level that have provided valuable monitoring data for risk assessment of surface, waste waters and ground waters as well as have provided advanced results on risk and remediation studies for emerging pollutants. We are confident that these results have served as the basis for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable aquatic environment. Since 2010 I am listed among the most internationally cited scientists (ISI Highly Cited), by the number and the exceptional quality of my publications, with a Hirsch-Index of 136 (108) and total number of citations over 84 thousand (> 55 k) and more than 1300 publications (source Google Scholar on the 07/11/2018, Scopus in parenthesis). I have been very active as a Scientific Editor. Since 1990s, I have been contributing editor of Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TrAC) and editor of two book series (Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry and The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry). Since 2012, I am the Co-Editor-in-chief of the Science of the Total Environment.