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 different types of agro-industrial waste 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:
- Comparison between the production of volatile fatty acids by acidogenic fermentation in an UASB and a CSTR reactors
- Enrichment of cultures with PHA accumulating organisms in a SBR reactor
- Extraction and characterization of the PHA produced