Lorena Vidal was born in Alicante, Spain in 1980. She received her Chemistry degree and Ph.D. degree from the University of Alicante in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Her Ph.D. degree, under the direction of the Full Professor Antonio Canals, was focused on new strategies for the miniaturization of sample preparation. At the moment, she works as Postdoctoral Researcher at the laboratory of Professor Marja-Liisa Riekkola at Helsinki University. Most of her research focuses on green analytical chemistry, especially on the development of environmental friendly methods for trace analysis of pollutants in environmental and food samples based on liquid-liquid microextraction techniques (LLME). Her main topics of interest include single-drop microextraction and dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction as LLME; use of ionic liquids as extractant phases in LLME and as modifiers of solid materials for solid-phase extraction and chromatography; microwave radiation and ultrasound energy to enhance the extraction procedure. Other interesting topics of research are related to carbon nanoparticles as extractants, new and efficient methodologies for chemical oxygen demand determination, and chemometric approaches, such as experimental design, to optimize analytical methodologies.
Biography Updated on 5 October 2011