Isabel has a Degree in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2021) and was awarded distinction for her MRes in ‘Green Chemistry: Energy and the Environment’ from Imperial College London (2022).
She has been part of multiple leading research groups, gaining experience in various projects. She had joined the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP-CSIC) at CSIC for an internship where she investigated the selective fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass from agricultural residues. Afterwards, at CIEMAT, she studied the containment of pollutants in soils through adsorption mechanisms in bentonites. She has recently completed a Master in Research in sustainable chemistry at Imperial College London (ICL), working in a laboratory in the Department of Chemical Engineering. During her Master’s, she studied the effect of surfactants on the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, with an emphasis on the characterization of the resulting products through multiple analytical techniques.
Currently, she works in the Research and Development laboratory at IMDEA Water research institute with a contract financed by the European Union – Next Generation EU, through the “Investigo Program”. Her work focuses on the analysis and development of new methodologies for the identification and quantification of different MNPs polymers in environmental matrices, as well as in the sample treatment. She also employs various analytical techniques for the determination of other emerging organic pollutants in environmental samples.