Lucia Rodriguez-Freire
Lucia Rodriguez-Freire
Assistant Professor New Jersey Institute of Technology
Joined OEC on 11/21/2017
Biography
Lucia Rodriguez-Freire is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her research aims to solve current and future environmental challenges, such as pollution, deterioration of ecosystems, and depletion of resources, with the help of ubiquitous resources to reduce waste production, to engineer effective systems for waste reuse, and to minimize waste impact. . As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of New Mexico,, she investigated the biogeochemical processes that affect the cycle of metals and radionuclides in the environment. Prior to her last appointment, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona in the Materials Science and Engineering Department where she developed a novel technique to degrade fluorinated compounds found in fire-fighting foams using sound to break down the molecules (sonochemical degradation). During her graduate work at the University of Arizona, Lucia worked in understanding the factors controlling arsenic microbial transformations in the environment, and the potential for mineralization of arsenic as a bioremediation technique.
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