María José Arenas Muñetón
(Armenia, Quindío, Colombia 29-02-1996)

During her first years of studying her degree in chemistry at the University of Quindío (UQ) (2013-2016) she carried out an investigation in the synthesis of organic heterocyclic compounds. In 2018, she was certified with the diploma as Bachelor in Chemistry and carried out as well a research project titled: Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in nanoemulsions using essential oil of citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) as reducing agent to, received a Laureate Award from the UQ’s Faculty of Basic Science and Technology. In 2019, she received a doctoral scholarship from CONICET under the direction of Aejandro Wolosiuk,Ph.D. and Andrea V. Bordoni,Ph.D. to carry out a research in the design, synthesis and characterization of complex adsorbents consisting of mesoporous magnetic nanoparticles.