Jose L. Domingo was born in Tortosa, Catalonia, in 1951. He studied Chemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona graduating in 1972 and obtaining his doctorate in 1982. He became Full Professor of Toxicology at the University of Barcelona in 1991, and at the Universitat “Rovira i Virgili” (Tarragona/Reus) in 1993. He was Associate Visiting Professor at the School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA; 1987) and spent short sabbatical periods at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA), the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ, USA), and the University of California at Davis (USA). In 2006, he was appointed Distinguished Professor by the Universitat “Rovira i Virgili”. His research is currently mainly focused on human health risk assessment of a number of environmental pollutants, including emerging contaminants. Risk of food contaminants is another issue of his interest.
Prof. Domingo is founder and director of the Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health and Tecnatox (www.tecnatox.cat). He is author or co-author of around 520 papers (Scopus) published in international peer-reviewed journals. According to Google Scholar, these papers mean over 15,300 citations with a current h-index of 62. He has managed an important number of projects for public administrations and private companies. He has directed 30 PhD theses. Prof. Domingo belongs to various international scientific societies such as the Society of Toxicology USA, INA, SEBM, etc. and he also belongs to the Editorial Boards of a number of reputed international journals. Recently, Prof Domingo has received recognition by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher (2002-2012) in the field of Agricultural Sciences.