I graduated in Biology in 2001. I finished my PhD in 2007. During my doctorate I conducted research on the use of bio-indicators as a tool for optimizing the management and operation of wastewater treatment plants (both conventional and natural-based technologies). In 2008 I started a post-doc between the Polytechnical University of Montreal and the Research Institute for Vegetal Biology in Montreal that ended up in 2009. Since September 2009 I have been conducting both research and academic activity as Lecturer professor at the Hydraulics, Maritime and Environmental Engineering Department (DEHMA) (Technical University of Catalonia – Spain). I conduct my research activity within the Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Group (GEMMA) and I am also member of the International Water Association (IWA) and the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET). I teach courses on Environmental and Ecological Engineering at the Civil Engineering School of Barcelona. I have participated in several research projects at national and international level and I am currently the PI of a multidisciplinary project based on energy production with microbial fuel cells implemented in constructed wetlands for the treatment of urban wastewater. During my research career I have published 26 scientific papers mainly within the domain of Water Resources and Environmental engineering. I presented more than 30 works in national and international meetings and I have received several awards for my research work. I have supervised about twenty master theses and one PhD thesis. I am currently the supervisor of two more PhD students. Overall, I conduct multidisciplinary research on the use of natural wastewater treatment system for the treatment of wastewater and sludge and, more recently, focused on the combination of novel technologies (such as bio-electro-chemical systems) on constructed wetlands for energy production and treatment efficiency improvement.