WP1 leader

Dr. Begoña Jiménez

Dr. Begoña Jiménez has an extensive research experience on environmental chemistry of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with the ultimate goal of understanding their fate and behavior in the global environment. Such approaches are based on fieldwork studies and the development and application of analytical methodologies to carry out the determination of legacy and emerging POPs such as PFAS at trace levels in a variety of environmental matrices. Dr. Jiménez plays an important role, both at national and international scale, on issues related to the detection, fate of behavior of legacy and emerging POPs. She has been advisor in international commissions concerning POPs and currently leads the Spanish Monitoring Program on POPs, funded by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic challenge, for the assessment of levels and temporal trends of POPs and emerging contaminants in air and water from urban and remote areas in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the measures taken under the Stockholm Convention. Dr. Jiménez has been Government Observer on Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention (POPRC), United Nations.

ORCID: 0000-0002-2401-4648