Welsh Crucible 2013
Anna obtained her degree in Analytical and Physical Chemistry at the University of Ferrara (Italy) in 2004 and her PhD in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Bari (Italy) in 2009. During her PhD, she spent 8 months at ANKA synchrotron facility, in Germany, working on elemental analysis of complex matrices by x-ray synchrotron spectroscopy. She has worked for the Italian Regional Agency for Environmental Protection (ARPA, Italy) on projects of statistical elaboration of environmental pollution data and as a post-doc at the European Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (Belgium) on the development of certified reference materials for environmental analysis. She currently works as a research officer in the Plant Chemistry Group at Bangor University where she is very keen to apply innovative methods and techniques to discern the chemical composition of plants and related environmental matrices.
2016 Update: Anna has relocated to Brussels and is a Scientific Project Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) – European Commission’s Science Service.