María Teresa García Valverde studied Chemistry at the University of Córdoba, ending her bachelor degree in Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) thanks to a Erasmus grant. In 2013, she did a Master in Fine Advanced Chemistry focused on the synthesis and the characterization of carbon coated titanium dioxide nanotubes. That year, she started her Ph. D. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Cárdenas and Prof. Lucena.
In 2014, she combined her studies with a part time work in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Córdoba. One year later, she obtained a pre-doctoral grant (FPI) what gave her the possibility of dedicate herself to her studies. During that time, she undertook several research stays at the University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, 2016) and the University of Ioannina (Ioannina, Greece, 2018). She completed her Ph. D. studies in November 2018, obtaining the maximum qualification.
She have worked with different chromatographic techniques (HPLC and GC) coupled to different detectors as UV, DAD, MS and MS/MS. Moreover, she have been working with diverse material characterization techniques such as SEM, TEM, TGA, ATR-FTIR, among others. As a result of her research, she is coauthor of 9 scientific publications and 7 contributions to scientific meetings. Additionally, she have taken part in some science popularization events as European Researchers’ Night and Paseo de la Ciencia.
Nowadays, she continues at the FQM-215 group thanks to the postdoctoral period of her FPI grant, focusing her research in the development of new sorptive membranes for being used in the direct analysis with mass spectrometry.