AChem Research Group is currently composed by hard-working people, enthusiastic for all branches of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences.
Javier Hernández-Borges is Full Professor of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Department of Chemistry at the University of La Laguna in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). He studied Chemistry at the University of La Laguna (1996-2001) and obtained his PhD with European mention at that university in 2005, after which, he carried out a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Chemical Methodologies of the National Research Council of Italy (2006-2007), obtained a Juan de la Cierva contract at the Canarian Institute of Agrarian Research (2007-2008) and a Ramon y Cajal contract at the University of La Laguna (2009-2013). He has published around 130 papers in international indexed journals and 29 book chapters, most of them dealing with analytical method development, in particular, with the determination of pesticides, antibiotics, phthalates and estrogenic compounds residues in environmental and food matrices using chromatographic and electromigration techniques also coupled to mass spectrometry detection. Since 2018, he is coordinator of the Applied Analytical Chemistry Research Group (AChem) at the University of La Laguna, which incorporated from the very beginning a pioneer research line at the university devoted to microplastics research, trying to follow a multidisciplinary approach. In particular, his group has been studying the presence of microplastics in air, soils, coastal and deep-sea sediments and also in the water column, monitoring environmental contaminants in microplastics, and determining the microplastic content in different living organisms as well as improving analytical methodologies for microplastics determination and analysis.
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