Ruth García de la Calle

Press Department · Past Boards of Directors

Biosketch: Ruth has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Extremadura and MSc in Chemical Science (wet oxidation of PAH-contaminated soils) from the same university. Her doctoral thesis focused in more detail on the remediation of PAH-contaminated soil. She also collaborated with the Tampere University of Technology (Finland) as an exchange PhD student, to investigate at pilot scale the impacts of changing the operational parameters of in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) on removal of aged PAHs from soil. She was involved in developing the project of the Campus of International Excellence for the Efficient Management of Natural Hydrological Resources at the University of Extremadura. This included setting up efficient mechanisms for the transfer of scientific knowledge, promoting creativity and a spirit of entrepreneurship among all those involved in the campus, and promoting and managing opportunities for R&D projects. All this expertise gave her the opportunity to get a Marie Curie fellowship as Experienced Researcher within the ITN ADVOCATE Project. Ruth’s role was on this project to implement an effective communication strategy within the network and beyond. The aim was to share knowledge between the partners, fellows and external parties, to develop the research dissemination and knowledge transfer activities which promote the fellows, research outputs and impact from the project, and to engage the public, industry groups and other interested parties in the science and technology innovation that was developed by the network. Now, she is working as a remediation Scientist in Keltbray.