Torruella, Blanca

Daniela Torruella Salas

Research assistant



Joining Date:



IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque CientĂ­fico TecnolĂłgico de la Universidad de AlcalĂĄ. AlcalĂĄ de Henares. 28805 MADRID


Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University Rey Juan Carlos (2019) and master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2021).

In 2019 her scientific pathway started in Bioe group, headed by Dr. Abraham Esteve NĂșñez, where she specialized in microbial electrochemical technologies. Her bachelor’s project was the study of urban wastewater treatment using bioelectrochemical reactors in laboratory scale.

Since 2020, she carried her research on microbial electrochemical sensors for monitoring on real-time a wastewater treatment plant. She then extended her biosensor expertise studying groundwater polluted with hydrocarbon for her master’s project. Moreover, she got involved in 3D bioprinting of anaerobic bacteria cultures in hydrogels. In September 2022 she was a speaker in the international congress ISMET8.

She joined IMDEA Water in November 2022 as a research assistant for Bioe group. Her contract is funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU, through the “Investigo Programme”, within the framework of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism of the European Union.