Professor of the Chemical, Bological and Environmental Engineering Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is a Chemical Engineer and obtained her PhD in 1999 on waste water detoxification from heavy metals.
Since 2000 she has participated in different research projects on the biological treatment of organic wastes through composting and anaerobic digestion. During the last years the study of the environmental impacts of the waste treatment processes, including gaseous emissions, has been her main research topic. She is also involved in solid state fermentation projects.