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Francisco Sánchez Soberón. Completed the Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering in 2018/03/21 by Universitat Rovira i Virgili Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Master Universitario in Environmental Engineering in 2013/10/10 by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales and Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering in 2011/05/27 by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica Alimentaria y de Biosistemas. Is Postdoc in Universidade do Porto. Published 11 articles in journals. Has 1 section(s) of books. Has received 1 awards and/or honors. Participates and/or participated as PhD Student Fellow in 1 project(s) and Researcher in 2 project(s). Works in the area(s) of Engineering and Technology with emphasis on Environmental Engineering with emphasis on Environmental Engineering. In his curriculum Ciência Vitae the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: siloxanos; ETAR; biogas; LCA; mass balance; PFOA; PFOS; PCB; soil; bioaccumulation; PAHs; heavy metal; source apportionment; particulate matter; indoor; infiltration factor; biotechnology; .
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Francisco Sánchez Soberón

Citation names

  • Soberón, Francisco
  • Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
1C14-2601-FD5D
ORCID iD
0000-0001-5740-5445
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=yw5HD9cAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra
Researcher Id
AAJ-8399-2020
Scopus Author Id
56825964600

Email addresses

  • fssoberon@fe.up.pt (Professional)

Websites

  • https://lepabe.fe.up.pt/fs_soberon.html (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Engineering

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Spanish; Castilian (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1)
Education
Degree Classification
2014/02/01 - 2018/03/21
Concluded
Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering (Doctor of Philosophy)
Major in Environmental Engineering
Universitat Rovira i Virgili Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Spain
"Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, PM2.5 and PM1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Excellent Cum Laude
2012/09/10 - 2013/10/10
Concluded
Environmental Engineering (Master Universitario)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Spain
2004/09/20 - 2011/05/27
Concluded
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelor)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica Alimentaria y de Biosistemas, Spain
Affiliation

Science

2019/09/01 - Current Postdoc (Research)
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2014/02/01 - 2018/12/31 Contracted Researcher (Research)
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Teaching in Higher Education

2016/02/01 - 2018/06/30 Assistant (University Teacher)
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2014 - 2015/12/31 Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, PM2. 5 and PM1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants
CTM2012-32778
PhD Student Fellow
Universitat Rovira i Virgili Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Spain
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Contract

Designation Funders
2019 - 2022/03/01 LANSILOT-LAunching New SILOxane Treatments: assessing effluent, sludge and air quality and improving biogas production in WWTPs
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032084
Researcher
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
2018 - 2018/12 Assessing the exposure and health effects of ambient fine and ultrafine particles in areas of intensive industrial activity
CTM2015-65303-P
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
2018 - 2018/07/31 INTERWASTE - Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream
734522
Researcher
University of Birmingham School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom
European Commission
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. Soberón, Francisco. "Example 2: Use of complimentary tools to evaluate Particulate Matter exposure". United States, 2018.
Conference abstract
  1. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "The Problematic of Siloxanes in WWTPs and Biogas Production". Paper presented in 1st Seminar of the Association of Chemistry and the Environment (ACE), 2021.
    Published
  2. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco; Fernandes, Madalena; Gabriel F. Pantuzza; Bernardo, Fábio; Bragança, Idalina; Homem, Vera; Ratola, Nuno. "Analysis of Siloxanes in a Wastewater Treatment Plant: a Low Volume Sample and Solvent-Saving Approach". Paper presented in 4th PortASAP Meeting, Rome, 2021.
    Published
  3. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Human Exposure and Risk Assessmen of PAHs bound to three PM fractions (10, 2.5 and 1) in an area influenced by a cement plant". Paper presented in Dioxin 2015, São Paolo, 2015.
    Published
  4. Cassano-Piché, Andrea; Fan, Mark; Easty, Anthony C.. "Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, PM2. 5 and PM1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants". Paper presented in RICTA 2014: 2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology, Tarragona, 2014.
    10.1518/hcs-2012.945289401.006
Conference paper
  1. Soberón, Francisco. "In vitro tests to assess toxic effects of airborne PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 samples near cement plants". 2015.
    10.1016/j.toxlet.2015.08.364
Conference poster
  1. Bragança, Idalina; Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco; Ratola, Nuno; Alves, Arminda. "Unwanted compounds in biogas production - a review". Paper presented in 20th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, 2019.
  2. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Time is running out: an exposure-dependent assessment of indoor PM2.5 toxicity". Paper presented in SETAC-LA 2019. Latin America 13th Biennial Meeting, 2019.
  3. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Constant rate model applied to the case of PFOA and PFOS in different regions of San Francisco Bay". Paper presented in DIOXIN 2019. 39th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2019.
  4. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Characterization and dosimetry-assisted risk assessment of size segregated indoor particulate matter (PM10-2.5, PM2.5-0.25, and PM0.25) collected in different schools". Paper presented in International Conference on Integrated Problem-Solving Approaches to Ensure Schoolchildren’s Health, 2019.
  5. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Modeling the fate and distribution of PFASs in the San Francisco Bay estuary". Paper presented in SETAC North America 39th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  6. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "How risky is the schoolyard? An approach from chemical composition of particulate matter". Paper presented in SETAC 2018 European 28th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  7. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Good news to lazybones kids: increasing sleeping time decreases exposure to airborne particulate matter". Paper presented in SETAC 2018 European 28th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  8. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Toxicity of airborne particulate matter as a factor to choose the most convenient school". Paper presented in SETAC 2018 European 28th Annual Meeting, 2018.
  9. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Chemical characterization and toxicological evaluation of airborne PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 near cement plants". Paper presented in SETAC 2015 Europe Annual Meeting, 2015.
  10. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Are fine particles the most dangerous? An exposure and dosimetry approach". Paper presented in SETAC 2015 European Annual Meeting, 2015.
  11. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Human exposure to PAHs bound to PM fractions in an area influenced by a cement plant. PBPK application and risk assessment". Paper presented in SETAC 2015 European Annual Meeting, 2015.
Journal article
  1. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco. "Impurities in biogas: Analytical strategies, occurrence, effects and removal technologies". Biomass and Bioenergy (2020): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953420304128?dgcid=coauthor.
    10.1016/j.biombioe.2020.105878
  2. Soberón, Francisco. "Multi-box mass balance model of PFOA and PFOS in different regions of San Francisco Bay". Chemosphere (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126454.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126454
  3. Soberón, Francisco. "Seasonal characterization and dosimetry-assisted risk assessment of indoor particulate matter (PM10-2.5, PM2.5-0.25, and PM0.25) collected in different schools". Environmental Research (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.05.035.
    10.1016/j.envres.2019.05.035
  4. Francisco Sánchez-Soberón; Matthias Cuykx; Noemí Serra; Victoria Linares; Montserrat Bellés; Adrian Covaci; Marta Schuhmacher. "In-vitro metabolomics to evaluate toxicity of particulate matter under environmentally realistic conditions". Chemosphere 209 (2018): 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.065.
    10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.065
  5. Sánchez, E.P.; Sánchez-Guijarro, M.; Sánchez-Soberón, F.; Rovira, J.; Sierra, J.; Schuhmacher, M.; Rosell, M.; Soler, A.. "Particulate matter source apportionment in complex urban and industrial cities: The case of Tarragona, Spain". WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment 230 (2018): 511-518. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85057198760&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2495/AIR180471
  6. Mari, M.; Rovira, J.; Sánchez-Soberón, F.; Nadal, M.; Schuhmacher, M.; Domingo, J.L.. "Partial replacement of fossil fuels in a cement plant: Assessment of human health risks by metals, metalloids and PCDD/Fs". Environmental Research 167 (2018): 191-197. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85050120319&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.envres.2018.07.014
  7. Mari, M.; Rovira, J.; Sánchez-Soberón, F.; Nadal, M.; Schuhmacher, M.; Domingo, J.L.; Montse Mari; et al. "Environmental trends of metals and PCDD/Fs around a cement plant after alternative fuel implementation: Human health risk assessment". Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts 19 7 (2017): 917-927. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85025091580&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1039/c7em00121e
  8. Soberón, Francisco. "Source Apportionment of Inorganic and Organic PM in the Ambient Air around a Cement Plant: Assessment of Complementary Tools". Aerosol and Air Quality Research (2016): http://aaqr.org/VOL16_No12_December2016/21_AAQR-16-06-OA-0276_3230-3242.pdf.
    10.4209/aaqr.2016.06.0276
  9. Sánchez-Soberón, F.; van Drooge, B.L.; Rovira, J.; Grimalt, J.O.; Nadal, M.; Domingo, J.L.; Schuhmacher, M.. "Size-distribution of airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other organic source markers in the surroundings of a cement plant powered with alternative fuels". Science of the Total Environment 550 (2016): 1057-1064. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84957070876&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.059
  10. Sánchez-Soberón, Francisco; Rovira, Joaquim; Mari, Montse; Sierra, Jordi; Nadal, Martí; Domingo, José L.; Schuhmacher, Marta. "Main components and human health risks assessment of PM10, PM2.5, and PM1 in two areas influenced by cement plants". Atmospheric Environment 120 (2015): 109-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.020.
    10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.020
  11. Soberón, Francisco. "Concentrations of Metals and PCDD/Fs and Human Health Risks in the Vicinity of a Hazardous Waste Landfill: A Follow Up Study". Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (2015): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10807039.2015.1089768.
    10.1080/10807039.2015.1089768
  12. Sánchez-Soberón, F.; Mari, M.; Kumar, V.; Rovira, J.; Nadal, M.; Schuhmacher, M.. "An approach to assess the Particulate Matter exposure for the population living around a cement plant: Modelling indoor air and particle deposition in the respiratory tract". Environmental Research 143 (2015): 10-18. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84942520950&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.envres.2015.09.008
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2017/07/05 Untargeted metabolomics to assess in-vitro toxicity of two fractions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5-0.25 and PM0.25) at environmental levels on A549 lung carcinoma cells RICTA 2017. 5th Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology
CSIC-IDAEA (Barcelona, Spain)
2017/02/18 Untargeted metabolomics to assess in vitro toxicity of two fractions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5-0.25 and PM0.25) at environmental levels on A549 lung carcinoma cells 6th Young Environmental Scientist Meeting
Society of Environmental Toxocilogy and Chemistry (Stockholm, Sweden)
2016/02/28 Morphological characteristics and toxicity of particulate matter collected in urban-industrial environments 5th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Gainesville (FL), United States)
2014/07/08 Assessment of the human health risks and toxicity associated to particles (PM10, 2.5 and 1), organic pollutants and metals around cement plants RICTA-2014. 2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2018/02/01 - 2018/06/30 Environmental Technology (Bachelor) Universitat Rovira i Virgili Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Spain
2016/02/01 - 2016/06/30 Biotechnology Biotechnology (Bachelor) Universitat Rovira i Virgili Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Spain

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2018/01/21 Description of UltraPart project: composition, sources, and risk assessment of airborne particulate matter in Tarragona county. Diari de Tarragona

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2018/01/07 - 2019/03/03 Chemosphere (0045-6535) Elsevier
2016/02/26 - 2016/03/06 The Science of The Total Environment (0048-9697) Elsevier
2016/01/26 - 2016/02/09 Environmental Pollution (0269-7491) Elsevier
Distinctions

Award

2016 Best 3rd year doctoral student poster
Universitat Rovira i Virgili Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Spain