María Verónica Lombardo
(Buenos Aires, 31-12-1980)

She is Licenciate (MSs) in Chemistry (FCEN-UBA, 2007). She worked for 3 years (2006-2009) at Boehringer Ingelheim Argentina in R&D. Then, she obtained a PhD in Science and Technology, Chemistry Mention (Instituto de Investigación e Ingeniería Ambiental (3iA), UNSAM, 2013), under direction of Dr. Galo Soler-Illia, (GQ, CNEA) and Dr. Mariela Videla (Rhein Chemie Argentina S.A). During her PhD thesis she developed hybrid mesoporous materials for secondary recovery of divalent ions. She made a postdoc (2014-2016) with CONICET scholarship under the supervision of Dr. Alejandro Wolosiuk and Dr. Alberto Regazzoni. For this work, she focused on the study of the effect of confinement in the surface properties of functionalized mesoporous oxides. After, she carried out another postdoc (2016-2018) with a CNEA scholarship under direction of Dr. Alberto Regazzoni, studying in situ adsorption of rare earths onto functionalized mesoporous materials. Nowadays, she is an Assistant Researcher at CONICET, her work focuses on designing and producing hybrid mesopore materials obtained by the aerosol method, for the concentration and immobilization of heavy metal ions of economic and/or environmental importance. The use of these materials is aimed at treatment of waters in mining process and the nuclear industry.

marialombardo (at) cnea.gov.ar