Silvia Díaz Cruz

1619 silvia.diaz@idaea.csic.es
ORCID: 0000-0003-3331-4076
Research group: Water, Environmental and Food Chemistry (ENFOCHEM)

Dra. Silvia Díaz-Cruz, PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2001 and European Doctor in 2002 by the University of Barcelona. Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona between 2000 and 2003. Post-Doctoral Researcher Ramón y Cajal at the Institute of Environmental and Chemistry Research at the Spanish National Research Council (IIQAB-CSIC) from 2004 to 2009. Since 2012 is Researcher (Cientifico Titular) at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Environmental Chemistry Department. Barcelona (Spain).
In her first decade as researcher she specialized in the electrochemical study by voltamperometry and polarography with Au, Hg and C electrodes, of the interactions and speciation between heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Co, Zn and Cu) and mammalian metallothioneins and their peptide fragments.
Her line of research over the last 16 years has focused on the development and application of analytical methods based on advanced chromatography (gas and liquid chromatography) coupled to mass spectrometry (GC/LC-MS), including high resolution MS (HRMS) for the study of the presence, fate, elimination, toxicity and risk assessment of organic emerging pollutants, their metabolites and other transformation products, in environmental and biological samples.

Dra. Silvia Díaz-Cruz, PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2001 and European Doctor in 2002 by the University of Barcelona. Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona between 2000 and 2003. Post-Doctoral Researcher Ramón y Cajal at the Institute of Environmental and Chemistry Research at the Spanish National Research Council (IIQAB-CSIC) from 2004 to 2009. Since 2012 is Researcher (Cientifico Titular) at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Environmental Chemistry Department. Barcelona (Spain).

In her first decade as researcher she specialized in the electrochemical study by voltamperometry and polarography with Au, Hg and C electrodes, of the interactions and speciation between heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Co, Zn and Cu) and mammalian metallothioneins and their peptide fragments.

Her line of research over the last 16 years has focused on the development and application of analytical methods based on advanced chromatography (gas and liquid chromatography) coupled to mass spectrometry (GC/LC-MS), including high resolution MS (HRMS) for the study of the presence, fate, elimination, toxicity and risk assessment of organic emerging pollutants, their metabolites and other transformation products, in environmental and biological samples.

Maternal leaves: 13 months (8 in 2004, and 5 in 2009).

Research Indicators:

Total of 136 publications. She has published 100 SCI papers (Hirsch-Index 45 with >5700 cites) and 28 book chapters, and is Editor of 1 book (Springer International Publishing.  The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Personal Care Products in the Aquatic Environment. ISBN 978-3-319-18808-9). She has supervised 3 PhD Thesis and other 4 are currently in course, 17 Master Thesis and 1 in course, and 13 Final Graduate Works and two in course.

She has participated in 42 Spanish and international research projects and has been the project manager of 3 EU-funded projects and the Principal researcher in 2 Spanish and 3 International projects. Coordinator of 1 Spanish and 1 EU projects. She has been part of several Scientific and Technical Committees and Chairman of many International Meetings and Workshops. She performed 69 (invited conferences and platforms) and presented 75 posters in International Meetings

She is evaluator of research projects for national and international organizations (ANEP, ACSUCYL, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Argentina, National Medical Research Council (NMRC) of Singapore, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France and Czech Science Foundation). She also participates as a reviewer in prestigious scientific journals, including Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Chromatography A, Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Pollution among others, since 2002.

Dr. Díaz-Cruz is member of the “Spanish Society of Mass Spectrometry” (SEEM), “Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry” (SETAC), “Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques” (SECyTA) and International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).

Education indicators:

She is professor in the Master’s Program in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona and is the Coordinator of the Organic Contaminants course in the Master’s Program at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She has also been a member of the Doctorate Commission of the Water Science and Technology Program of the University of Gerona (2012-2016) and is currently member of the Doctorate Commission of the Environmental Engineering Program of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (from 2018). She is Head of the Doctoral Committee of the IDAEA-CSIC.

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