SHORT SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC LIFE
Ana Vázquez Fernández (Santiago de Compostela, 1990) is degreed in Chemical Engineering (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2016) and MSc in Biological and Environmental Engineering (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2018). During her MSc studies she collaborated with the Biodegradation of Industrial Contaminants and Waste Valorization Group in the study of bioethanol production by fermentation of glucose and xylose with different strains of white-rot fungi. Currently, she is a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and her research is focused in the study of the acidogenic fermentation of wastewaters with high content of organic matter in a semicontinuous reactor using mixed microbial cultures (MMC) with the aim of obtaining effluents that could be transformed into value-added products. Along with the doctoral thesis, she is carrying out teaching tasks at the Department of Chemical Engineering in UAB, specifically in the Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree.
Ana’s current research interests are:
• Development of a stable acidogenic fermentation process in a semicontinuous reactor
• Influence of the organic composition of the wastewater in the effluent composition and the bacterial communities
• Influence of the operational parameters in the effluent composition and the bacterial communities