Full Professor   IDAEA-CSIC, Spain. Since 2008   Director.  Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA-CERCA).  Girona, Spain. 2016 – 2022   Full Professor Chair in Biology. College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program (DSFP).   Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universities of  Ioannina, Greece,  in 2014  and  by the University of Lleida, June  2021  and Almeria , Spain in  May 2022,  Honorary and  Guest Professor at ZAFU, Hangzhou, China in 2019  till March 2022.  , Foreign Expert of East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China, since January to December 2021 , Adjunct Professor in Sustainability Cluster, School of Engineering at the UPES, Dehradun,Uttarakhand, India from January 2022-December 2026., .Recipharm Environmental Award, Sweden in 2012  ,   Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW), 5th Award on Water Management & Protection, Saudi Arabia in 2012 and  Prize King Jaime I on the Protection of Nature from Generalitat of Valencia, Spain in 2007

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS, 1992 – to date > 67 PhD thesis.

EXPERTISE :Analysis, fate , risk and removal of emerging contaminants  and microplastics from water, Sewage epidemiology of drugs and proteins. Since 2010 I  am  listed as highly cited scientists , ISI Highly Cited, , with a Hirsch-Index of 176  and total number of citations over  139.000 thousand (> 88 k) and more than 1600 publications (source Google Scholar)

Editor of high-quality  Elsevier journals from 1990 to date, such as: STOTEN, GREEAC, Methods X, CSCEE, and C ESH, and book series: CAC, ACP and HEC.