Full Professor IDAEA-CSIC, Spain. Since 2008 Director, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA). Girona, Spain.
2016 – 2020 Full Professor Chair in Biology. College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
HONORS AND AWARDS: Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program (DSFP).
Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universities of Ioannina, Greece, in 2014 and by the University of Lleida, Spain in 2020., Honorary and Guest Professor at Zhejiang A & F University, Hangzhou, China in 2019, Recipharm Environmental Award, Sweden in 2012, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW), 5th Award on Water Management & Protection, Saudi Arabia in 2012 and the Prize King Jaime I on the Protection of Nature from Generalitat of Valencia, Spain in 2007 .
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS: 1992 – to date > 60 PhD thesis supervised, mainly in Spain except two in Lisbon and in Amsterdam.
EXPERTISE: Analysis, fate, risk and removal of emerging contaminants and microplastics from water. Since 2010 I listed as highly cited scientists (ISI Highly Cited), , with a Hirsch-Index of 149 (118) and total number of citations over 104.000 thousand (> 68 k) and more than 1400 publications (source Google Scholar on the 07/10/2019, Scopus in parenthesis).
EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES. Since 1990s, contributing editor of Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TrAC) and editor of three book series (Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry and Advances In Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection). Since 2012 Co-Editor-in-chief of the Science of the Total Environment, since 2017 Editor in chief of Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health. and since 2020 Co-Editor in Chief of Case Studies of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Elsevier.