International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Born in Barcelona, I teach Environmental Chemistry at the University of Geneva where I arrived in 1987. Since 2007 I also work in the development of a society specialised on fundamental research in environmental chemistry in Luxembourg. My main research interests focus on the understanding of the physicochemical processes regulating the behaviour of chemical elements in environmental and biological compartments, mainly by combining computer modelling with field and laboratory measurements. My main axes of research concern the study of colloids in natural waters, natural organic matter and Group 15 elements. I am also interested in other topics such the relationship between art and chemistry and I am active in science popularisation activities. I am a IUPAC fellow and member of a number of scientific societies.