Bárbara Socas - Rodríguez | Analytical Chemistry | Best Researcher Award0

University of La Laguna - Spain

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Bárbara Socas-Rodríguez embarked on her academic journey at the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from 2006 to 2011, followed by a Master's degree in Research in Chemistry in 2012. Her commitment to academic excellence continued as she pursued a Ph.D. in Chemistry from 2013 to 2017. The focus of her doctoral thesis was the "Development of analytical methodologies for the determination of compounds with estrogenic activity," under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Delgado and Dr. Javier Hernández Borges.

Professional Endeavors:

After completing her doctoral studies, Her expanded her expertise by earning a Master's degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary School and Baccalaureate Programmes in 2020, specializing in Physics and Chemistry. Her academic involvement extended beyond student life, as she took on roles as a Technician at the Service of Agroalimentary Techniques of the Research Support Service (SEGAI) at the University of La Laguna in 2017-2018. Following this, she served as a Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry subdivision of the Faculty of Science at the University of La Laguna from 2018 to 2019.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her significantly contributed to the field of Chemistry, particularly in the development of analytical methodologies. Her research, including the evaluation of compounds with estrogenic activity and the application of advanced analytical techniques in various projects, has showcased her dedication to advancing scientific knowledge. Notably, her involvement in national projects and economic assistance for maintaining consolidated research groups demonstrates her commitment to both academic and applied research.

Accolades and Recognition:

Throughout her academic and professional journey, Her garnered several accolades, underlining her exceptional contributions to the field. Notable awards include the Best Oral Communication Award at the VI Congress of Students of the Faculty of Chemistry (2010) and the Best Poster Award sponsored by Wiley-VCH editorial at the 9th GCxGC Symposium (2012). Her consistent recognition continued with awards in subsequent congresses and events, demonstrating her excellence in both oral and poster presentations.

Impact and Influence:

Her impact extends beyond academic achievements, as evidenced by the Seal of Excellence awarded to her proposal for the development of new analytical methodologies under the Horizon 2020’s Marie-Skłodowska-Curie actions in 2018. Her work has not only contributed to the scientific community but has also garnered recognition from external entities, highlighting the broader relevance and impact of her research.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

With an Extraordinary Doctorate Award in 2018 and a diverse range of recognitions for her research presentations, her laid the foundation for a legacy of excellence in analytical chemistry. Her sustainable methodologies and focus on environmental impact showcase a commitment to addressing contemporary challenges. As she continues her journey, it is anticipated that her future contributions will further enhance our understanding of analytical chemistry and its applications in diverse fields.


All            Since 2018

Citations             2422                   2079

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i10-index                47                        46

Notable Publications:

1 Evolution and applications of the QuEChERS method MÁ González-Curbelo, B Socas-Rodríguez, AV Herrera-Herrera, ... TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 71, 169-185 (393 - 2015)

2 Recent applications of carbon nanotube sorbents in analytical chemistry B Socas-Rodriguez, AV Herrera-Herrera, M Asensio-Ramos, ... Journal of Chromatography A 1357, 110-146 (136 - 2014)

3 Deep eutectic solvents. The new generation of green solvents in analytical chemistry Á Santana-Mayor, R Rodríguez-Ramos, AV Herrera-Herrera, ... TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 134, 116108 (135 - 2021)

4 Current trends in QuEChERS method. A versatile procedure for food, environmental and biological analysis Á Santana-Mayor, B Socas-Rodríguez, AV Herrera-Herrera, ... TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 116, 214-235 (132 - 2019)

5 Food by-products and food wastes: are they safe enough for their valorization? B Socas-Rodríguez, G Álvarez-Rivera, A Valdés, E Ibáñez, A Cifuentes Trends in Food Science & Technology 114, 133-147 (98 - 2021)

6 Nanomaterials as sorbents for food sample analysis J González-Sálamo, B Socas-Rodríguez, J Hernández-Borges, ... TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 85, 203-220 (85 - 2016)

7 Recent applications of nanomaterials in food safety B Socas-Rodríguez, J González-Sálamo, J Hernández-Borges, ... TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 96, 172-200 (75- 2017)

8 Deep Eutectic Solvents for the Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources and Agricultural By-Products B Socas-Rodríguez, MV Torres-Cornejo, G Álvarez-Rivera, JA Mendiola Applied Sciences 11 (11), 4897 (74 - 2021)

9 Chromatographic analysis of natural and synthetic estrogens in milk and dairy products B Socas-Rodríguez, M Asensio-Ramos, J Hernández-Borges, ... TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 44, 58-77 (71 - 2013)

10 Core–shell polydopamine magnetic nanoparticles as sorbent in micro-dispersive solid-phase extraction for the determination of estrogenic compounds in water samples prior to … B Socas-Rodríguez, J Hernández-Borges, P Salazar, M Martín, ... Journal of Chromatography A 1397, 1-10 (67 - 2015)


Bárbara Socas-Rodríguez | Analytical Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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