Susana Rodríguez‐Couto received her Doctorate degree in chemistry, in 1999, from the University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude); in addition, she was awarded the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked at the University of Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña, Spain), University of Vigo (Vigo, Spain), and Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain). Since January 2009, Rodríguez-Couto holds a permanent position as an Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Unit of Environmental Engineering of CEIT, San Sebastian, Spain, where she is in charge of a new research line on environmental biotechnology. Her main achievements are the development of methods for enzymatic complex production by cultivation of different white‐rot fungi under solid‐state fermentation conditions and the efficient application of these enzymatic complexes to the decomposition of xenobiotic compounds, the design of different solid‐state bioreactors, and the design of enzymatic bioreactors. Overall, Rodríguez‐Couto has participated in 13 research projects and supervised 6 M.S. degrees theses and 2 Doctoral theses. Nonconfidential results have led to over 95 international papers in outstanding journals (h‐index 27), 67 communications at both national and international conferences, and 6 chapters in books.
Biography Updated on 12 November 2013