Antonio Martin-Esteban received his Ph.D. degree in July 1997 and the got a post as an Associated Lecturer at the Chemistry Department of the Universidad Europea de Madrid. During those years (1998–2002), his research was oriented toward the development of analytical methods for pesticide determination in foods (fruits and vegetables) and to the synthesis and use of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs). In April 2002, he joins, as a Postdoctoral Researcher, the Analytical Chemistry Unit-Food and Feed Unit of the Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements (Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Geel, Belgium) acquiring experience on the determination of trace metals in food and environmental samples by ICP-MS. After the mentioned postdoctoral stay, the applicant was contracted as a Researcher at the Department of Environment at the National Institute of Research and Technology in Agricultural and Food Science (INIA) in Madrid (Spain) through Ramon y Cajal Programme (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology) getting a permanent position as a Senior Researcher by March 2006. At present, his research is conducted toward the development of improved sample preparation procedures for the determination of a wide range of contaminants both in food and in environmental samples by chromatographic techniques. One of his main area of research deals with the synthesis and subsequent use of molecularly imprinted polymers in sample preparation.
Biography Updated on 18 October 2012