Department: Química Física y Analítica

Area: Analytical Chemistry



Doctor by the Universidad de Oviedo with the thesis Sensores químicos luminiscentes para el control de especies contaminantes en aguas 1998. Supervised by Dr. Marta Elena Díaz García.

Associate Professor in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oviedo since December 2008. Previously, she held positions as a Contracted Doctor Professor and Interim Associate Professor. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, specializing in Analytical Chemistry, from the University of La Plata (Argentina). Later, she received a scholarship from the Spanish International Cooperation Agency to pursue her doctoral studies in Oviedo, where she completed her thesis in 1997. Her thesis focused on the development of sensory phases with optical transductions for environmentally significant species and was honored with the Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award in 2000. Since 2012, she has led the Molecular Recognition group (RECOMOL) at the University of Oviedo. Her research is concentrated in analytical chemistry, particularly in the use of luminescent and chemiluminescent methodologies, as well as in the development of recognition phases such as nanomaterials, molecularly imprinted polymers, and microvesicles for optical sensors. She has actively participated in numerous research projects funded at regional, national, and international levels. She has been the principal investigator in five of these projects, which has allowed her to establish collaborations with research groups in Mexico, Argentina, England, Cuba, Denmark, and Germany. Furthermore, she is the author and co-author of over 58 publications in journals indexed in the Journal Citation Reports. Seventy-four percent of these publications are in the first quartile, with 11 of them within the first decile of their respective fields. She has presented more than 80 contributions at international conferences. In 2022, she had the honor of co-chairing the XIX International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry and the 21st International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. In addition to her research expertise, she has played a fundamental role in education, teaching full-time undergraduate courses and supervising several doctoral theses (6), bachelor's theses, and master's theses (more than 35). From December 2016 to March 2022, she served as the Head of the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oviedo.