• Dr. Lluís Comellas Riera

Dr. Lluís Comellas Riera

Analytical Chemistry Group

IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull

Via Augusta 390
08017 Barcelona
+34 93205266


Doctorate in Chemical Engineering (IQS, 1978).
Masters in Chemistry (Universitat Ramon Llull, 1998).
Chemical Engineering (IQS 1974). Professor, 1989-

Dean of IQS School of Engineering 1998-2010
Vice-rector for Research and Innovation URL, 2010-2020 

Ombudsman of URL, 2020-


Analytical Chemistry (Chemistry Degree), Advanced Chromatography (Master in Analytical Chemistry)


Research Lines

  • Study of instrumental chromatographic and related techniques (GC, HPLC, GC-MS, HPLC-MS).
  • Use sewage sludge from urban treatment plants to restore degraded soils.
  • Mycotoxins and mould sources.


Representative Publications

E. Cirera-Domènech; R. Estrada-Tejedor; F Broto-Puig; J. Teixidó; M. Gassiot-Matas; L. Comellas; J. Lliberia; A. Méndez; S. Paz-Estivill; M. Delgado-Ortiz. “Quantitative structure-retention relationships applied to liquid chromatography gradient elution method for the determination of carbonyl-2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazone compounds”. Journal of Chromatography A (2013) 65-77.
Tatiana S.Pereira; Laiana S.Beltrami;Jocelita A.V.Rocha; Francesc P.Broto; Lluis R. Comellas; Daisy M.F.Salvadori; Vera M.F.Vargas. “Toxicogenetic monitoring in urban cities exposed to differentairborne contaminants”. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (2013)
Ojeda, G; Patricio, J; Navajas, H; Comellas, L; Alcaniz, JM; Ortiz, O; Marks, E; Natal-da-Luz, T; Sousa, JP (Sousa, J. P.)Luz, T; Sousa, JP. “Effects of nonylphenols on soil microbial activity and water retention”. Applied Soil Ecology (2013)
Pereira, Tatiana S.; Gotor, Gemma N.; Beltrami, Laiana S.; Nolla, Celia G.; Rocha, Jocelita A. V.; Broto, Francesc P.; Comellas, Lluis R.; Vargas, Vera M. F. “Salmonella mutagenicity assessment of airborne particulate matter collected from urban areas of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, differing in anthropogenic influences and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon levels”. Mutation Research-Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. (2010)
Mejia, Giovanna; de Nadal, Raquel; Bago, Barbara; Broto, Francesc; Comellas, Lluis. “Thiosteroids in sewage sludge and its post-treatment products”. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2008)
Comellas, L., Bagó, B., Martin,Y., Mejía,G., Broto-Puig, F., Díaz-Ferrero, J., Agut, M., “Di-(2- ethylhexyl)phthalate in sewage sludge and post-treated sludge: thermal y dried sludge: Quantitative determination by HRGC-MS and mass spectral characterization”, Chemosphere (2005).
Meritxell Ventura, David Guillén, Ivan Anaya, Francesc Broto-Puig, Josep Lluís Lliberia, Montserrat Agut, Lluís Comellas. Ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry for the simultaneous analysis of aflatoxins B1, G1, B2, G2 and ochratoxin A in beer. “Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry” (2006)


Research Groups

 Analytical Chemistry Group