Dr. Laura Ferrando-Climent

Research group leader in Process Analytical Chemistry, Department for Tracer Technology, Section Fluid Flow and Environmental Technology, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)


Dr. Laura Ferrando-Climent is a research team leader in Process Analytical Chemistry at Tracer Technology. She has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Valencia and joint Ms. Degree in Chromatographic Techniques at three Spanish universities (University of Girona, University Rovira i Virgili and University Jaume I). She got the PhD degree at the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) under the supervision of Professor Dr. Damia Barcelo and Dr. Sara Rodriguez Mozaz in cooperation with CSIC-Barcelona and the University of Girona (Spain).

She is an expert in liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry. Focused in target and non-target analysis in different environments. Experience in degradation studies of organic and organometallic substances under chemical, geochemical, biochemical and biological processes within large number of applications such as produced water (scale inhibitors, surfactants, corrosion inhibitors), wastewater (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, human metabolites), submarine tailing disposal (flotation reagents for mining), advanced oxidation processes (such as UV radiation, ozonisation, peroxon, fenton), contaminated soil, marine sediment etc. Laura has more than 20 publications in peer-review journals, she is active member of the European Platform for Woman Scientist (EPWS) and reviewer of Science of Total Environment, Environmental Pollution, Chemosphere, and Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

She has been working 4 years at Tracer technology department in IFE with tailored analytical solutions for industry, with special focus in Oil and Gas companies. She has been Project Manager of large national and international projects (DEMO, SIS, Eurostars, etc). Laura’s research interests include: waste management, waste water treatments, environmental contamination, tracing processes and chemical transformation.