A healthy environment brings enormous benefits, however, our current lifestyle causes continuous release of a broad range of harmful contaminants: plasticisers, microplastics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, hydrocarbons, heavy metals, nutrients and nanoparticles among them . This PhD will address the preparation of new advantageous tools for monitoring emerging contaminants.
This research will involve the synthesis of new materials using green chemistry and nanotechnology approaches [2,3] and there will be the opportunity of gaining experience in state-of-the-art analytical techniques in materials and in analytical science. Going one step further, the materials developed will be assayed for environmental remediation. Thus, this research will make a double environmental impact by advancing current knowledge in analytical and environmental science.