Martínez, Sara

Sara Martínez Pérez

Predoctoral researcher


Environmental fate and risks of micronanoplastics in the soil-water interface

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IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID


Graduated in Environmental Sciences at Rey Juan Carlos University (2017) with a Master in Ecology at Autonomous University of Madrid (2019).

For her bachelor thesis she participated in a project about marine species distribution models at the phycology group at Gent University (Belgium). She did her master thesis about the effects of microplastics on freshwater invertebrates at the ecotoxicology group at IMDEA water, which was presented at the Nacional Conference of Bachelor and Master Thesis on environmental issues.

She worked as a Technician at the Interdepartmental Research Service at Autonomous University of Madrid in the laboratories of Stable Isotopes and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).

In addition, she did an Erasmus stay at Dundee University (UK) and a traineeship at an environmental consultant specialized in limnology participating in various environmental monitoring projects.

At present she works at IMDEA water as predoctoral researcher in the µNanoCare project (Ref: Grant RTC2019-007261-5 funded by MICIU/AEI /10.13039/501100011033) about the quantification of micronanoplastics in reclaimed water and agricultural ecosystems funded by Ministry of Science and Innovation.