SHORT SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC LIFE
Natalia Rey Martínez (Padrón, A Coruña, 1986) is a chemical engineer (USC, 2011) and MSc in Chemical and Environmental Processes (USC, 2013). During her MSc studies she collaborated in start-up and operation of a SBR for bioplastics production. Currently, she is a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and her research is focused on the development of microbial community enriched in a putative PAO (Tetrasphaera) in an A2/O pilot plant. She will also study the effect of different carbon sources and different electron acceptors in EBPR activity with this microbial community enriched in Tetrasphaera. Moreover, she will develop an aerobic system for carbon removal at low SRT and energy production. Along with the doctoral thesis, she is carrying out teaching tasks at the Department of Chemical Engineering in UAB, especifically in the Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree.
Natalia’s current research interests are:
- Development of microbial community enriched in Tetrasphaera
- Enhanced biological phosphorus removal
- Energy recovery from biowaste sludge