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 development of a process for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from high-COD wastewaters by using mixed cultures. 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:
• Study of VFA spectrum obtained by acidogenic fermentation of high-COD wastewater under different operational conditions
• Enrichment of cultures with PHA accumulating organisms in a SBR reactor
• Extraction and characterization of the PHA produced