Beatriz Fernandez Garcia

University of Oviedo, Spain

Beatriz Fernandez was born in 1978 in Oviedo (Spain). In 2002 she joined the ‘Analytical Spectrometry’ research group of Prof. A. Sanz-Medel at the Dept. of Physical and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Oviedo. In 2006 she obtained her PhD in Analytical Chemistry (European degree) under the supervision of Dr. Rosario Pereiro and Dr. Nerea Bordel working on the development of quantification methodologies based on Glow Discharge Spectrometry. During that time she made several short stages in Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) with Dr. Johann Michler and in USA at Clemson University with Prof. Kenneth Marcus. Her PhD was awarded with Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Analytical Chemistry) of the University of Oviedo and with the 2007 award from the College of Chemists of Asturias and Leon. Afterwards, she spent two years at the IPREM (Multidisciplinary Institute of Environmental Science and Materials) in Pau (France) headed by Prof. Olivier Donard working in the field of Laser Ablation ICP-MS in combination with isotope dilution analysis and other solid state techniques such as Atomic Force spectroscopy and XPS. Since September 2008, she has got a “Juan de la Cierva” research contract at the University of Oviedo (Spain). She is co-author of more than 30 publications and 2 book chapter and reviewer of several international journals (e.g. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Spectrochimica Acta Part B and ACS Nano). Her main scientific interests are related to optical and mass spectrometry techniques for the direct analysis of solid materials; Elemental/molecular analysis of nanomaterials and thin films by using GD-OES and GD-MS techniques and direct analysis of solids by LA-ICP-MS (application to biological samples and environmental, geological and industrial applications).

Biography Updated on 11 July 2011

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