Short CV

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Mineralogy, geochemistry, mineral-water interaction, crystallisation, materials science, rare-earth elements, synchrotron-based scattering and diffraction.

EDUCATION
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.

WORK EXPERIENCE
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.

TEACHER
Geochemistry, Surface Geochemistry, Crystallography and Mineralogy, Ore mineralogy, Instrumental techniques for Mineral Characterisation, Communication Skills, Geology.

SUPERVISOR
Supervisor of 3 PhD students; co-advisor of 2 PhD and 2 BSc students.

TECHNIQUES
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).

MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
2008 – now  European Association of Geochemistry (Communications Committee). Honorary member.

AWARDS
2014  Distinguished Service Award (European Association of Geochemistry).
2001  Extraordinary Award of M.Sc. – Honorific Mention. University of Oviedo.

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