Lidia Fernández Rojo
Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry
I am an experienced researcher in biogeochemistry. I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Barcelona (Spain)
in 2013. Just before I did a 4-month internship in Geosciences Environnement Toulouse (France) to do the end-of-degree project on oil pollution of the Amazonian watersheds.
Afterwards, I moved to Toulouse (France) to study a Master’s Degree in Hydrochemistry at the University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III. I graduated in 2014 with a master thesis on toxicity of the silver nanoparticles on benthic microorganisms. Subsequently, I started my PhD on Water Sciences at the University of Montpellier (France). The objective of my PhD thesis was to better understand the environmental and operational factors controlling the efficiency of arsenic removal in arsenic-rich acid mine drainage bioremediation treatments. Along this time I gave over 125 teaching hours in the Earth Sciences Bachelor's Degree and the Water Sciences Master's Degree at the University of Montpellier. I obtained my PhD in November 2017. Since April 2018, I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Hydrogeochemistry Group of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research(IDAEA-CSIC) (Spain), where I perform laboratory experiments and I develop numerical modeling on geological carbon storage field. Apart from research, I am actively involved in science communication and dissemination.