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Dr. Miren López de Alda

Dr. Miren López de Alda was born 16 March 1966 in Bilbao, Spain. PhD in Pharmacy by the University of Santiago de Compostela. 1995-1998, guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland, USA. Since 1998 Research Scientist at the Department of Environmental Chemistry (Chief of the Department since February 2009) of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) that is part of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Barcelona. Her main field of expertise is the environmental analysis of emerging organic contaminants, area in which she has published 107 SCI papers (Hirsch-index 33) and 21 book chapters.

She has participated in 15 international I+D projects (working as project manager or IP in 9 of them) and in 13 national I+D projects (project manager or IP in 6 of them) financed in public calls and in 20 contracts with companies and/or administrations. She is currently collaborating in the EU projects ENSAT [009/RNO8/-01.1] and Cytothreat 265264, in the Portuguese project ECOTOXTOOLS [PTDC/AAC-AMB/103547/2008], and in the Spanish projects CEMAGUA [CGL2007-64551/HID], (VIECO) [009/RNO8/-01.1], SCARCE [CSD2009-00065] and NANOTROJAN [CTM2011-24051].

Involvement in the project
WP2 leader; development and optimization of analytical procedures for cytostatics and TPs (WP2), administrative and financial coordination of the CSIC team (WP1), dissemination activities (WP9)

Related publications
C. Postigo, M.J. López de Alda, D. Barceló. Fully automated determination in the low ng/L level of different classes of drugs of abuse in sewage water by on-line solid phase extraction-liquid chromatography-electrospray-tandem mass spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 80, 3123-3134, 2008.
C. Postigo, M. López de Alda, D. Barceló. Drugs of abuse and their metabolites in the Ebro River basin: Occurrence in sewage and surface water, sewage treatment plants removal efficiency, and collective drug usage estimation. Environ. Int. 36, 75-84, 2010.
M. Kuster, S. Díaz-Cruz, M. Rosell, M.J. López de Alda., D. Barceló. Fate of selected pesticides, estrogens, progestogens and volatile organic compounds during artificial aquifer recharge using surface waters. Chemosphere 79, 880–886, 2010.
R. Oliveira Pereira, M. Lopez de Alda, J. Joglar, L.A. Daniel, D. Barceló. ”Identification of new ozonation disinfection byproducts of 17b-estradiol and estrone in water”. Chemosphere 84, 1535–1541, 2011.
C. Postigo, C. Sirtori, I. Oller, S. Malato, M.I. Maldonado, M. López de Alda, D. Barceló. ” Photolytic and photocatalytic transformation of methadone in aqueous solutions under solar irradiation: Kinetics, characterization of major intermediate products and toxicity evaluation”. Water Res. 45, 4815-4826, 2011.

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