Josep Maria Soler Matamala
Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry
Dr. Josep Maria Soler Matamala is a Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona). He holds a degree in Geological Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (1988) and a PhD in Geochemistry from Yale University (1997) with the thesis entitled "Coupled Reaction-Transport Modeling of Bauxite Formation: Application to the Los Pijiguaos Bauxite Deposit (Venezuela)". After his PhD he worked for 5 years in the Waste Management Laboratory of the Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland). His specialty is the modeling of reactive transport applied to issues such as the diffusion and retention of solutes in impermeable rocks (clays, granites), the rock-cement interaction Portland and the geological sequestration of CO2.