One of the goals of this Action is that the networking platform, workgroups, meetings and discussion lead to concrete results. Members of the Action are encouraged to apply for competitive European funds, and other international research and innovation grants (i.e., Horizon 2020, LIFE, ERASMUS+ (KA2) or INTERREG EUROPE, among others) to further develop prototypes and solutions of interest. Similarly, entrepreneurship and creation of start-ups are encouraged, or intellectual property and patent rights would be recommended to avoid problems in the future.
WG Leader: Lorena Vidal (lorena.vidal(at)ua.es)
Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science Department and University Institute of Materials, University of Alicante, Spain
Lorena Vidal is an Analytical Chemistry and Food Science Assistant Professor at the Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science Department, University of Alicante, Spain. She received her degree in Chemistry from the University of Alicante (2004) and her PhD with Cum Laude from the same University (2009). In 2010, she received a grant for a postdoctoral research in Helsinki, Finland. Her research focuses on Green Analytical Chemistry. Among them, on the development of environmental friendly methods for trace analysis of pollutants in environmental, food and clinic samples based on liquid-phase and solid-phase (micro)extraction techniques. Main topics include single-drop microextraction, dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction, magnetic liquid- and solid-phase (micro)extraction; nanomaterials (i.e., zeolites and graphene oxide) as sorbents; ionic liquids as extractant phases and as modifiers of solid materials for solid-phase extraction; and microwave radiation and ultrasound energy.
To date her investigations have resulted in five book chapters and 35 publications with more than 1300 citations, an h-index=18 and two “Top cited article awards”. She has given several talks in International conferences and University departments. She has been the principal investigator of two funded research projects and has acted as a research collaborator for many others. She has supervised 3 PhD theses with Cum Laude, 5 Master and 5 undergraduate theses, and is supervising 2 PhD at the moment.