Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
D Barcelo obtained a Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry from University of Barcelona in 1984 and he was a Post-doc at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NL between 1985-86.At present he is Full Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies IDAEA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain) since 1999 and Director of the Catalan Institute of Water Research (ICRA) (Girona, Spain) since May 2008. His scientific focus is on the Fate and Risk of Emerging Pollutants such as Pharmaceuticals and Nanomaterials in the Environment, Multiple Stressors in Rivers and on the Water Pollution Control and Protection under Scarcity .His expertise is documented by the number of original publications (> 920), an H index of 90 , 38,244 ISI citations and the supervision of 47 PhD thesis (as of March 2016).
In 2007 he was awarded the King Jaime I Prize for the Protection of Nature from Generalitat of Valencia, Spain, for his outstanding scientific work. In 2011 he received the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) 5th Award 2012 on Water Management & Protection, Saudi Arabia, in 2012 the Recipharm Environmental Award, Sweden. and in 2014 a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Ioannina, Greece
From 2013 to 2019 he is the Coordinator of two European Union-funded projects: GLOBAQUA. Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity and SEA-on-a-CHIP. Real time monitoring of SEA contaminants by an autonomous Lab-- on-a-chip biosensor .
Co-editor-in-Chief of Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) from Elsevier, since January 1st, 2012., Editor-in-chief of the book series Wilson + Wilson Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry from Elsevier since 1997- and co-Editor in chief of the Handbook Environmental Chemistry book series from Springer since 2007. Editor of the Elsevier journals Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TrAC), Methods X and Process Safety and Environmental Protection.