Eduardo Moreno Jiménez
I am an environmental scientist aiming to understand the biogeochemistry of trace elements in terrestrial environments, the role of soils on environmental sustainability of contaminated sites and the interface soil-plant. During my Ph.D. I was studying phytoremediation of contaminated mine soils, arsenic more in detail but looking also at metals such as Cd, Cu, Hg or Zn. During my research visits in Liverpool I learnt techniques to sample and analyze mobile fractions of inorganic pollutants (pore water, specific sequential extractions) and to stabilize pollutants with organic amendments (green waste compost and biochar), while in Aberdeen I studied the complex biogeochemical cycle of As in the environment (mobilization, speciation and volatilization) in Aberdeen. For my postdoctoral research at KU Leuven, I used diffusive gradients in thin films technique (DGT) to assess soluble As species and isotopic techniques to map P solubility in rhizosphere. Nowadays, back to Madrid, I returned to phytoremediation of mine soils, but also with broad interests in biogechemical cycle of As species, biochar as soil amendment, metals in soils, safe production of rice and rhizosphere processes (mainly interacting with trace elements).