Research group: Chemometrics
My PhD research project at IDAEA-CSIC focuses on the development and validation of a new sampling design and analysis method using mass spectrometry to monitor microplastics in different matrices such as air, water, and biota. The standardized procedures will be used to generate monitoring data and to build exposure and risk models based in Total Daily Exposure (TDI) aiming at determining the health effects of human exposure to microplastics.
In the past, my work focused on the development of analytical methods to quantify parabens in human placentae tissue and perfusion samples, a project funded by the LUSH prize award aiming at contributing to the shift in toxicology research from the use of animal studies towards alternative models, such as ex vivo models. Afterwards, I have explored the role of chemist in different fields, ranging from academia to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry focusing on QC method development and LEAN process optimization.