Achievements, external stays, affiliations

Awards, honors, fellowships

  • Jan 2017      (Call 2016)  H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 (Grant Agreement number: 743880), for developing a personal 2-year project (HARM: High Attenuation Recycling Materials as sustainable barriers for waste disposal sites). 183 454,80€. Retained list threshold = 92.0%a (91.8%)b, reserve list threshold = 91.0%a (90.8%)b, and success rate = 12.9%a (13.1%)b, for a) the applications in the panel of Environment and Geosciences (ENV) b) all applications.
  • Jun 2015       Positive evaluation of the teaching and research activity to be eligible as a PROFESOR CONTRATADO DOCTOR (Associate Professor) by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA, Reference 2015-371 in free university and ref. 2015-372 in paying university.
  • Feb 2013       Positive evaluation of the teaching and research activity to be eligible as a PROFESOR AYUDANTE DOCTOR (Assistant Professor) by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA, Reference 2012/09225.
  • Mar 2012       Mention of European Doctor, from the Spanish Ministry of Education. Success rate: 15%.
  • 2009-10          General Education Scholarship to postgraduate students, from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture. Success rate: 9.3%. Free tuitions.
  • Nov 2008       Appointment (5 yrs) of Teaching Assistant (ref. 0810-177) from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Success rate: 17%.
  • Nov 2008       Appointment (4 yrs) of PhD research fellowship (Training Program for Researchers, FPI, ref. BES-2008-009995) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Success rate: 28%. Renounced for accepted the position of Teaching Assistant
  • 2001-02          General Education Scholarship to undergraduate students, from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture.


External research stays

1. Postdoctoral

2nd Apr-2nd Jul, 2013           Research activity on geochemical modelling using PHREEQC code (Parkhurst and Appelo, 2013)

2. Predoctoral

2nd Nov-11 / 29th Jan-12   Research activity on solid waste (landfill processes, leachate composition, emission and migration of pollutants) and contaminated sites (review on risks assessment)

3th Jun-3th Sep, 2010          Analyses of infrared spectra, X-ray diffraction and C, N, H and data interpretation on waste polluted soil samples

25th Jul-6th Aug, 2007        Course Solar power from the fruit juice

22nd Mar-3th Apr, 2007      Course Getting higher spending less: eco-efficiency in urban areas

4th Aug-19th Aug, 2006      Course Renewable resources for sustainable production


Reviewer of scientific journals

2016      Waste management (edited by Elsevier).

• Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (edited by Springer).

• Environmental Earth Sciences (formerly Environmental Geology) (edited by Springer).

2015      Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (edited by Springer).

• Journal of Physical Science and Environmental Studies (edited by Pearl Research Journals)

• Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (edited by the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

2014       Ecological Indicators (edited by Elsevier)

2013       Science of the Total Environment (edited by Elsevier)

• Scientific Research and Essays (edited by Academic Journals)

2012      Environmental Engineering & Management Journal (edited by the Dpt of Environmental Engineering and Management, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi)


Invited jury/speaker

  • 16-18 Mar-16 Jury member for the panel of Environmental Chemistry during the ChemCYS 2016, Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists, Blankenberge (Belgium) 
  •  4th Dec-14        International Week on Geotechnology. 8h of seminars given to students of Bachelor on Geotechnics and Applied Geology and Master on Geo-engineering and Post-mining. TFH Georg Agricola (Bochum, Germany). Supported by Erasmus+ mobility.
  • 10th Nov-06     Spanish aquaculture. Aquaculture observatory. The Science Week. Madrid, Spain


Professional association memberships

  • 2010-…        SEA, Sociedad Española de Arcillas (Spanish Clay Society)
  • 2010-…        AIPEA, Association Internationale pour l’etude des Argiles (International Association for the Study of Clays)


Professional affiliations

  • 2017-18      Member of the Research Cluster: Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management  (SIM2),  validated by KU Leuven.
  • 2014-16      Member of the Research Platform for the Advanced Recycling and Reuse of Rare Earths (RARE3),  validated by KU Leuven.
  • 2011-13       Member of the Applied Clay, Concrete and Ceramic products Geochemistry (ACCCG) Research Group, validated by UAM.