PhD currently holding a Severo Ochoa researcher position at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC). He has been a 5-year Postdoc researcher/Project Scientist at Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at University of California Berkeley with professor Sedlak, working for the National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Center called Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). In addition, his projects were in close collaboration with Stanford University and professor Luthy.
His interests include urban water quality and contaminant fate in natural and engineered systems in the built environment (i.e. cities), especially focusing on blue-green infrastructures able to integrate cost-effective stormwater sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) to enhance urban water security, flood control, and environmental protection.
His current research interests lie on removal mechanisms for urban trace organics (e.g. pesticides/herbicides, corrosion inhibitors, plasticizers) and metals. To this end, his past and ongoing pilot studies are located at Sonoma, Los Angeles, Barcelona, and are supported by multiple local public-private partners. His Ph.D. research investigated the fate and mobility of ionizable persistent mobile organic chemicals (PMOCs) at the soil-water interface, along with their sorption onto pyrogenic carbonaceous materials at Yale University.