Miren López de Alda Villaizán
934006134 - int: 437906
Research group: Water, Environmental and Food Chemistry (ENFOCHEM)
Miren López de Alda Villaizán is PhD in Pharmacy by the University of Santiago de Compostela and currently works in Barcelona (Spain) as Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) that is part of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Previous to this, she worked for three years as a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland, USA. Her main field of expertise is the environmental analysis of emerging contaminants (estrogens, endocrine disrupting compounds, illicit drugs, cytostatics, polar pesticide etc.), field where she has contributed many novel analytical methods and data in relation to their occurrence, risks for the environment and human health, and ways to eliminate them. She has published 210 SCI papers (H-index=70, > 14,000 citations, 69 citations per article on average), and has presented more than 300 contributions in national and international conferences. She is included in the list of the most relevant Spanish female researchers, where she occupies the second position within the category of environmental sciences (with a Fh of 1.18). Since 2002 she has participated as expert in numerous European (Marie Curie, STREP, EURAMET, twinning, IMI, EPA) and Spanish Committees (ANEP, AENOR, AGAUR, etc.) and has been member of various scientific and organizing committees of international conferences. She is also member of various national and international societies (SECYTA, SEEM, SEE), nets (ESAR-NET, The Water Network, NORMAN Network), and scientific journal editorial boards (World Journal of Methodology, Aperito Journal of Aquatic and Marine Ecosystems, International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Scientific Research (IJPSR), Journal of Applied Sciences, Methods & Protocols, Water). Her investigations on emerging contaminants (especially those related to the study of estrogenic compounds and drugs of abuse) have appeared in numerous occasions in the public media (press, radio, TV). Mid-to-long term scientific-technical interests and objectives of her research agenda focus on the study of currently used pesticides, anti-cancer agents, drugs of abuse, and other anthropogenic contaminants, such as those included in the Watch List of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), and their transformation products, as environmental contaminants (including their occurrence, significance for the environment and human health, and ways to eliminate them), and on sewage-based epidemiology, water reuse and management, and contamination of the atmosphere, oceans and polar regions as transversal areas of study and application.