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Dr. Bárbara Socas Rodríguez, Analytical Chemistry, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Universidad de La Laguna, Spain


Dr. Bárbara Socas Rodríguez is a dedicated researcher and assistant professor specializing in analytical chemistry. She earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees from the University of La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain, where she conducted her doctoral research on analytical methodologies for compounds with estrogenic activity. Dr. Socas Rodríguez has extensive experience in academia and research, including postdoctoral positions at Lund University in Sweden and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Her research interests primarily focus on the development of green and sustainable extraction methods using deep eutectic solvents, with a particular emphasis on their application in food safety analysis and environmental monitoring. Dr. Socas Rodríguez is committed to advancing analytical chemistry through innovative and environmentally friendly approaches.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Dr. Bárbara Socas Rodríguez is an accomplished chemist with a diverse educational background. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, graduating in 2011. Building upon her foundational knowledge, she pursued a Master’s degree in Research in Chemistry at the same university, completing it in 2012. Dr. Rodríguez continued her academic journey with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Division, at the University of La Laguna, which she successfully defended in 2017. Her doctoral thesis focused on the development of analytical methodologies for the determination of compounds with estrogenic activity, under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Delgado and Dr. Javier Hernández Borges.

Demonstrating her commitment to education, Dr. Rodríguez expanded her expertise by earning a Master’s degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary School and Baccalaureate Programmes, specializing in Physics and Chemistry, from the National University for Telematic Education (UNED), Spain, in 2020. Furthermore, she enhanced her pedagogical skills by completing a University Expert program in University Teaching (EDU-ULL) at the University of La Laguna in 2022-2023. Dr. Rodríguez’s educational journey reflects her dedication to both the advancement of scientific knowledge and the training of future generations in the field of chemistry and education.

Professional Experience:

Dr. Bárbara Socas Rodríguez has gained valuable professional experience across various academic and research roles. Following the completion of her Ph.D., she served as a Technician at the Service of Agroalimentary Techniques of the Research Support Service (SEGAI) at the University of La Laguna from 2017 to 2018. Subsequently, she transitioned into academia as a Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, specifically within the Analytical Chemistry subdivision of the Faculty of Science at the University of La Laguna, where she taught from 2018 to 2019.

In pursuit of further research opportunities, Dr. Rodríguez undertook a postdoctoral position at the Green Technology Group of the Department of Chemistry at Lund University in Sweden from 2019 to 2020. She then continued her postdoctoral research as a “Juan de la Cierva” fellow at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL) in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) from 2020 to 2021.

Currently, Dr. Socas Rodríguez serves as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, specializing in the Analytical Chemistry subdivision of the Faculty of Science at the University of La Laguna. Through her diverse roles, she has demonstrated a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge, conducting research, and contributing to the academic community through teaching and mentorship.

Research Interest:

Analytical Chemistry: Dr. Socas Rodríguez is interested in developing innovative analytical methodologies for the detection and quantification of various compounds, particularly those with environmental significance or biological activity.

Environmental Education: She is involved in research related to environmental education and raising awareness among the general population about environmental issues. This includes exploring effective strategies for knowledge transfer and consciousness-raising initiatives.

Green Technologies: Dr. Socas Rodríguez conducts research in the field of green technologies, focusing on the development of sustainable and eco-friendly methods for various applications, such as food preservation, cosmetics, and biocontrol of crops.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Her research extends to the study of medicinal and aromatic plants, with a particular focus on increasing the content of secondary metabolites through natural technologies and evaluating their properties for various applications.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Dr. Socas Rodríguez actively engages in interdisciplinary research collaborations, seeking to address complex scientific challenges by integrating knowledge and expertise from multiple disciplines.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Deep eutectic solvents: The new generation of green solvents in analytical chemistry

  • Authors: Á Santana-Mayor, R Rodríguez-Ramos, AV Herrera-Herrera, …
  • Journal: TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 134
  • Pages: 116108
  • Citations: 143

Title: A green and simple procedure based on deep eutectic solvents for the extraction of phthalates from beverages

  • Authors: Á Santana-Mayor, B Socas-Rodríguez, R Rodríguez-Ramos, …
  • Journal: Food chemistry
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 312
  • Pages: 125798
  • Citations: 42

Title: Development of a green alternative vortex-assisted dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction based on natural hydrophobic deep eutectic solvents for the analysis of phthalate …

  • Authors: A Santana-Mayor, AV Herrera-Herrera, R Rodriguez-Ramos, …
  • Journal: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 9 (5)
  • Pages: 2161-2170
  • Citations: 34

Title: Quality assessment of environmental water by a simple and fast non-ionic hydrophobic natural deep eutectic solvent-based extraction procedure combined with liquid …

  • Authors: Á Santana-Mayor, B Socas-Rodríguez, R Rodríguez-Ramos, …
  • Journal: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 413
  • Pages: 1967-1981
  • Citations: 30

Title: Nanomaterials as alternative dispersants for the multiresidue analysis of phthalates in soil samples using matrix solid phase dispersion prior to ultra-high performance liquid …

  • Authors: R Rodríguez-Ramos, B Socas-Rodríguez, Á Santana-Mayor, …
  • Journal: Chemosphere
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 236
  • Pages: 124377
  • Citations: 17




Bárbara Socas Rodríguez | Analytical Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

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