Laura Mejias Torrent studied Biotechnology and Master in Biological and Environmental Engineering at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She joined GICOM group in her last year of degree, studding the effect of air flow rate on the respiration activity of non-urban organic wastes.

Her Master Thesis topic was about valorization of biowaste digestate producing enzymes, in the framework of DECISIVE project.

Currently, she is an industrial PhD student (AERIS – GICOM) in Environmental Science and Technology program. Her research in focused on the SSF scale-up and overcoming the heat and mass transfer limitations. She is supervised by Dr Teresa Gea and Dr Raquel Barrena.