De las Virtudes, María

Dr. María de las Virtudes Martínez Hernández



Hidrology and water resources management. University of Alcalá. Spain


Soil and water quality in the environment

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IMDEA Water. Avenida Punto Com, 2. Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares. 28805 MADRID


PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources Management at University of Alcala (2015), MSc in the same programme (2008) and BSc in Environmental Sciences at University of Alcala (2007). During her career she has worked with environmental contamination problems in water and soil compartments. Her research is mainly focused on contaminant reactive transport through porous media, environmental water reuse, and water resources management and quality. She deals particularly with contaminants of emerging concern (including micronanoplastics and plastic additives) and their natural attenuation and interaction during infiltration. She is the author of more than 30 scientific and outreach articles and she has made more than 50 contributions in national and international conferences. In addition, she collaborates as lecturer in the master programme “Hydrology and Water Resources Management”, is currently advising 4 PhDs and has advised 17 master thesis. She also participates in scientific dissemination events such as Week of Science and European Researcher’s Night.