María Teresa García Valverde was born in Córdoba in 1989. She started her studies in Chemistry at the University of Córdoba in 2007. She obtained an Erasmus grant in 2012 what gave her the possibility of ending her bachelor degree in Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). In 2012-2013, she did a Master in Fine Advanced Chemistry focused on the synthesis and the characterization of carbon coated titanium dioxide nanotubes.
In 2013, she started her Ph. D. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Cárdenas and Prof. Lucena, which is focused on the potential of non-conventional tubular nanoparticles in sample treatment. In 2014, she combined her studies with a part time work in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Córdoba. In 2015, she obtained a pre-doctoral grant (FPI) what gave her the possibility of dedicate herself to her studies.
She had worked with different chromatographic equipment (HPLC and GC) coupled to different detectors as UV, DAD, MS and MS/MS. Moreover, she had been able to work with material characterization techniques like SEM, TEM, TGA, ATR-FTIR, among others.
She had taken part in some science popularization events as European Researchers’ Night and Paseo de la Ciencia.