WG3. Objectives

The main aim of WG3 is to expand our existing network by attracting new members. WG3 is also responsible for reaching a global audience as well as decision makers.

WG3 coordinates the presence of the Task Force and Network in the social network media for viral communication of information.

News of this Action can be found in research-oriented media and worldwide social e-platforms (eg. LinkedIn, Twitter, Research Gate, Facebook and Instagram). This Action also holds a Listed Group Account in LinkedIn for the exchange of opinions and information between members.

Up-to-date information on funding opportunities is also disseminated by WG3.

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WG3. Leaders

Cecilia Cagliero is an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology at the Department of Drug Science and Technology of the University of Turin (Italy). She studied at the University of Turin where she obtained the BSc degree in Drug Chemistry and Technology in 2006 and the PhD in Science and High Technology in 2010. Her research is focused towards the development of advanced approaches for the characterization of volatile and nonvolatile fractions of plants. 

Mehmet Gumustas is an Associate Professor at the Ankara University Institute of Forensic Sciences Department of Forensic Toxicology, Ankara, Turkey. He received his PhD from Ankara University Health Science institute Department of Analytical Chemistry in 2016. He is a member of EuChemS-DAC Bioanalytics study group. His research activities focused on the development of analytical methodologies (Chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, etc.) for the determination of chiral and achiral compounds, impurities as well as metabolites from different matrices.


Mariosimone Zoccali is an Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Messina (Italy). He received a BSc degree in Drug Chemistry and Technology in 2010 and a PhD in Food Chemistry and Safety in 2014 from the University of Messina. His research is focused on the development of multidimensional chromatographic techniques (GC×GC, LC-GC×GC, SFE-SFC) for the study of complex matrices constituents and contaminants. 

Communication Manager

Juan L. Benedé is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Valencia (Spain). He received his PhD in 2016 with Extraordinary Doctorate Award. His current research involves the development and application of new microextraction techniques by using (nano)materials, to be applied in different matrixes, such as biological, environmental and cosmetic. Up to now, he has published more than 30 research articles and 4 book chapters.


Publicity Managers

Kenan Can Tok is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Ankara University's Institute of Forensic Sciences and specializes in Forensic Toxicology. He earned his PhD in Forensic Chemistry and Forensic Toxicology from Ankara University Institute of Health Sciences in 2022. His research focused on advancing analytical methodologies for detecting both legal and illegal drugs, along with their metabolites, in diverse biological and environmental samples. Additionally, his interests extend to toxicogenetics and therapeutic drug monitoring studies.


Javier González-Sálamao finished his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2019 and he is currently working in La Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) as a postdoctoral researcher. His current research is focused on the development of greener analytical methodologies for the determination of emerging pollutants in microplastics of environmental origin. He was the principal investigator of a project focused on the design and synthesis of self-immolative polymers and their application to the extraction of organic contaminants from an eco-innovative perspective. 


María José Trujillo-Rodríguez is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Universidad de La Laguna (ULL, Tenerife, Spain). She received her PhD in Chemistry at ULL in 2017, and she has worked since then as postdoc at Iowa State University (USA), Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain), and at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Spain) as Juan de la Cierva formación researcher. Her research lines include the use of ionic liquids and other smart materials in high-throughput (micro)extraction techniques. 


Miguel Ángel Aguirre is a Professor at the University of Alicante (Spain). He received his PhD in Chemistry from the same university in 2015. His research focuses on the development of new analytical methodologies for trace elemental analysis in different types of samples. These include the incorporation of multiple nebulizers in chemical analysis using on-line calibration, the use of new extractant in liquid-liquid microextraction techniques, and, more recently, the study and development of miniaturized analytical systems based on smartphone devices


Maria Celeiro. PhD in Chemical Science and Technology (2015, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, USC). Currently she is an Associate Researcher in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science at the USC. Her research is focused on the optimization and development of analytical methodology based on green chemistry and microextraction techniques to monitor cosmetic ingredients in personal care products, and emerging pollutants in the environment. She is author of 35 scientific articles papers and several book chapters.


Rafael Lucena is a Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Analytical Chemistry and secretary of the Institute of Nanochemistry of the University of Cordoba (Spain). His main research interests on the sample treatment context are related to the development of new extraction techniques (like stir membrane extraction or effervescent assisted extraction), the application of new solvents (e.g., switchable solvents, ionic liquids) and the development of new sorbents (e.g., paper-based sorptive phases).