Research group: Water, Environmental and Food Chemistry (ENFOCHEM)
Nicola Montemurro is a biologist and expert in wastewater treatment for its reuse in agriculture. He holds a PhD degree in Biodiversity, agriculture and environment by the University of Bari (Italy) in 2017. His PhD research studied the effects of the use of reclaimed municipal wastewater for crop irrigation. He is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (Barcelona, Spain) to assess the fate of emerging organic contaminants in agricultural crops and their potential risks for the environment and human health. His research focuses on the presence of new emerging contaminants and their metabolites/Transformation products in different matrices (water, soil, crops, and earthworms). The assessment of the presence and fate of emerging environmental contaminants is based on field studies and laboratory scale experiments in controlled greenhouses. He is constantly involved in development of new analytical methods based on liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry of low and high resolution such as Q-Exactive Orbitrap and Hybrid Q-ToF systems.