Dra.Maria Montserrat Cortina Puig

Science Department - Academic Area

Email: mmcortina@euss.cat

Office: Desp. professors (DT14)

Phone: +34 935039151

EUSS Address: Escola Universitària Salesiana de Sarrià
Pg. Sant Joan Bosco, 74 - 08017 Barcelona
Telf: +34 932 805 244 - Fax: +34 932 806 642

Academic CV

Doctor/a en Química
(2007, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Llicenciat/da en Química
(2001, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Tenured assistant professor
(15/10/2010, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya)
Report for Tenure-track lecturer
(15/04/2009, Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya)


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Dr. Montse Cortina Puig completed her MSc in Chemistry at Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2001, and her PhD in Chemistry at the Sensors and Biosensors Group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007, under the supervision of Professor Manel del Valle Zafra. Between 2007 and 2011 she got two postdoctoral positions, first at the University of Perpignan (France) and later at the Barcelona Institute of Microelectronics (IMB-CNM). In 2011 she joined the EUSS School of Engineering in Barcelona. Ever since, she combines teaching with research in the field of environmental chemistry, collaborating with the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA - CSIC). In 2009 she was accredited as Maître de Conférences by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (France) and as Lecturer by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia (AQU). In 2010 she was accredited as Associate Professor by the AQU.

Scientific interests

Analysis of organic pollutants in aquatic ecosystems; development and validation of mass spectrometric based methods for the multiresidue analysis of organic contaminants and their degradation products; environmental monitoring and surveillance studies to assess the presence and impact of pollutants in inland and marine ecosystems; identification of sources of pollution (industrial effluents, bins, gas stations, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, etc.) and environmental risk studies; evaluation of impacts of contaminants and other human activities in aquatic resources and wildlife by integrating chemical analysis with toxicological studies.


Electrochemistry; Manufacture and characterization of sensors; Chemical sensors; Biosensors; Automatic analysis systems; Artificial neural networks; Electronic tongues; Potentiometry; Amperometry; Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; Antioxidants; Organic pollutants.

Most significant academic merits

Publications: 36; Citations: 781 (27/07/2021) Publication in first quartile (Q1): 17; h-index = 17 High impact factor (IF) publications: Biosensors and Bioelectronics (10.257): 1; Sensors and Actuators, B (7.29): 2; Electrochemistry Acta (6.901): 1; Analytica Chimica Acta (6.558): 1; Talanta (6.057): 5; Microchemistry Acta (5,833): 1; Chemosphere (5.778): 1; Bioelectrochemistry (4.722): 1; Electrochemistry Communications (4.333): 1 Book chapters: 9 Contributions to conferences: 23 (19 international and 4 national) Participation in projects: 10 national projects and 1 European project


Predoctoral fellowship for the training of research staff (MCyT, 2002) Postdoctoral fellowship to improve the training and experience of doctors (JAE-Doctor, CSIC, 2009) Accreditation as a Lecturer by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France (2009) Accreditation as a Lecturer by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia (AQU, 2009) Accreditation as a Tenured assistant professor by the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia (AQU, 2010) Extraordinary doctoral awards (2010) 2 six-year periods of research activity (AQU)

Scientifics highlights

1. "Multiresidue method for the determination of high production volume plastic additives in river Waters", G. Bolívar-Subirats, M. Cortina-Puig, S. Lacorte, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 41314-41325 (2020).
2. "Plasticizers in drinking water and beverages", M. Cortina-Puig, E. Hurtado-Fernández, S. Lacorte, Current Analytical Chemistry, 14(4), 344-357 (2018).
3. "Pigments" en "Handbook of Food Analysis, Third Edition", M. Cortina-Puig, G. Bolívar-Subirats, S. Lacorte, 769-793 (2014).
4. "A non-enzymatic glucose sensor based on the use of gold micropillar array electrodes", R. Prehn, M. Cortina-Puig, F.X. Muñoz, F.J. del Campo, L. Abad, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159, F134-F139 (2012).
5. "Diazonium-functionalized tyrosinase-based biosensor for the detection of tea polyphenols", M. Cortina-Puig, X. Muñoz-Berbel, C. Calas-Blanchard, J.-L. Marty, Microchimica Acta, 171, 187-193 (2010).
6. "Development of a cytochrome c-based biosensor for the determination of the antioxidant capacity of orange juices", M. Cortina-Puig, X. Muñoz-Berbel, C. Calas-Blanchard, J.-L. Marty, Bioelectrochemistry, 76, 76?80 (2009).