• Dra. Maria Auset Vallejo

Dra. Maria Auset Vallejo
Grup d'Enginyeria i Simulació de Processos Ambientals IQS (GESPA)
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 267 20 00
Fax +34 93 205 62 66 


PhD in Water Sciences (Université Montpellier II, 2002)

PhD in Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona, 2002)

PhD in Water Sciences (Université Montpellier II, 2002)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Soil and Groundwater Bioremediation (University of California-Santa Barbara, 2002-2006)
Researcher in Water Treatment Advanced Processes (Acciona Agua, 2007-2015)
Academic Positions:
Assistant Professor (IQS, 2015 -)


Environmental and Energetical Biotechnology (Degree in Biotechnology)
Animal and Vegetal Biology (Degree in Biotechnology)
Biology (Degree in Pharmacy)
Biochemistry Laboratory (Degree in Pharmacy)



Removal of contaminants, microorganisms and antibiotic resistance in water through advanced biological and oxidative processes.
Reuse of water
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in water and their impact on Public Health
Treatment and biodegradability of wastes.



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 (2019), 169, 1, 115227 doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115227

Tombola, R., Buttiglieri, G., Auset, M. andR. 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.

Canals, O., Salvadó, H., Auset, M., Hernández, C., J.J. Malfeito. Microfauna communities as performance indicators for an A/O Shortcut Biological Nitrogen removal moving-bed biofilm reactor. Water Research, 47 (2014) 3141-3150.

Keller, A. A. and Auset, M. A review of visualization techniques of biocolloid transport processes at the pore scale under saturated and unsaturated conditions. Advances in Water Resources, 30, 6-7, (2007) 1392-1407.


Engineering and  simulation processes group