AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Mineralogy, geochemistry, mineral-water interaction, crystallisation, materials science, rare-earth elements, synchrotron-based scattering and diffraction.
2006 Ph.D. (Geochemistry), University of Oviedo (Spain). Title: ‘Interaction of As(V) with gypsum at different pH ranges’
2000 M.Sc. (Geology), University of Oviedo.
2016 – now Ussher Assistant Professor in Nano-Mineralogy. Geology Department, School of Natural Sciences. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
2013 – 2016 Assistant Professor. Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.
2010 – 2012 Research fellow. School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.
2010 – 2011 X-ray diffraction technician. School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.
2007 – 2010 Marie-Curie research fellow. School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.
2006 – 2007 Teaching assistant at the Faculty of Geology (Crystallography and Mineralogy area). University of Oviedo.
2001 – 2005 Researcher at the Faculty of Geology (Crystallography and Mineralogy area). University of Oviedo.
Geochemistry, Surface Geochemistry, Crystallography and Mineralogy, Ore mineralogy, Instrumental techniques for Mineral Characterisation, Communication Skills, Geology.
Supervisor of 3 PhD students; co-advisor of 2 PhD and 2 BSc students.
Energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (ED-XRD), Wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), Pair distribution function (PDF), Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-Vis spectrophotometry, Thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), X-ray photoelecton spectroscopy (XPS), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), High pressure liquid chromatrography (HLPC), Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES).
2014 Distinguished Service Award (European Association of Geochemistry).
2001 Extraordinary Award of M.Sc. – Honorific Mention. University of Oviedo.