• Dra. Maria Auset Vallejo

Dra. Maria Auset Vallejo
Environmental Process Engineering and Simulation Group (GESPA)
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 932 672 044
Fax: + 34 932 056 266


PhD in Pharmacy (2002, UB)
PhD in Water Sciences (2002, Université Montpellier)
Pharmacy Graduate  (1996, UB)

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002-2006
Laboratory Manager R&D, Acciona Agua, 2007-2015
Phd Professor with contract doctor 2015 –


Environmental and Energy Biotechnology (GB)
Animal and Plant Biology (GB)
Pharmacognosy (GF)
Biology (GF)
Biochemistry Laboratory (GF)
Industrial Microbiology (MB)



  • Advanced wastewater treatment and disinfection
  • Antibiotic resistant bacteria removal in water
  • Biodegradability of solid waste
  • Circular economy for new materials production



Valentí-Quiroga, M., Gonzalez-Olmos, R., Auset, M. and J. Díaz-Ferrero. Study of the Photodegradation of PBDEs in Water by UV-LED Technology. Molecules (2021), 26, 4229.

Campo, N., De Flora, C., Maffettone, R., Manoli, K, Sarathy, S., Santoro, D., Gonzalez-Olmos, R. and M. Auset. Inactivation kinetics of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in secondary wastewater effluents by peracetic and performic acids. Water Research (2020), 169, 1, 115227

Tombola, R., Buttiglieri, G., Auset, M. and R. Gonzalez-Olmos. Recycled corrugated wire hose cover as biological carriers for greywater treatment in a sequential batch biofilm reactor. Journal of Environmental Management (2019) 240, 475-484.

Yagüe J. L., Segadó P., Auset M. and S. Borrós, Textured superhydrophobic films on copper prepared using solvent-free methods exhibiting antifouling properties,  Thin Solid Films, 635, 1 (2017) 32–36.

Abzazou, T., Araujo, R.M., Auset, M. and H. Salvadó. Tracking and quantification of nitrifying bacteria in biofilm and mixed liquor of a partial nitrification MBBR pilot plant using fluorescence in situ hybridization. Science of the Total Environment, 541 (2016) 1115-1123.


Environmental Process Engineering and Simulation Group (GESPA)