Damia Barcelo Culleres

Professor, IDAEA-CSIC, Spain; Director. Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA-CERCA)

Keynote Speaker

Damia Barcelo Culleres is a Professor  at IDAEA-CSIC, Spain. Since 2008, he has also been involved as the  Director at Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA-CERCA), Girona, Spain. From 2016 to 2022 he served as a Professor Chair in Biology at College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He was recognised in the Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program (DSFP) – Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universities of Ioannina, Greece, in 2014 and by the University of Lleida in June 2021, and Almeria, Spain in May 2022. He was an Honorary and Guest Professor at ZAFU, Hangzhou, China from 2019 till March 2022.  From January to December 2021, he was the  Foreign Expert at East China University of Science; Technology, Shanghai, China, and from January 2022 to December 2026, he is serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Sustainability Cluster, School of Engineering at the UPES, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

He received the 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.

From 1992 to now, he has supervised 67 students for their Ph.D. thesis. His expertise is in the analysis, fate, risk, and removal of emerging contaminants and microplastics from water, Sewage epidemiology of drugs and proteins. Since 2010, he has been listed as one of the 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.)

Damia Barcelo Culleres is also the 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.