Sergio Santana Viera
long-term stay as Catalina Ruiz research fellow
Research group: Environmental and Water Chemistry for Human Health (ONHEALTH)
Sergio Santana-Viera is a highly skilled chemical engineer specializing in the development of methodologies for trace-level contaminant determination. He successfully completed his PhD in 2020 at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where his research focused on the extraction, pre-concentration, and analysis of cytostatic compounds in various environmental samples such as wastewater, sludge, sediment, and fish. Currently, Sergio holds a prestigious postdoctoral contract awarded by the Government of the Canary Islands. As part of this contract, he will be conducting a two-year research project at the renowned Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research in Barcelona, Spain. During his stay, Sergio will concentrate on investigating emerging contaminants in urban water sources such as wells and rivers, as well as studying the transformation compounds through the utilization of high-resolution mass spectrometry techniques.