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Reyes Sierra-Alvarez is a Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) with 32 year teaching and research experience.  Prior to joining the UA in 2001, Dr. Sierra was on the faculty at the Wageningen University and Research Center (Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1993-2000) and, before that, she was an assistant professor at the UNESCO Institute for Water Education (Delft, The Netherlands; 1991-1993).


Prof. Sierra's research work focuses on the (bio)transformation and ecotoxicity of hazardous organic and inorganic contaminants, and the development of new processes for the remediation of water/soil impacted by hazardous contaminants. Her research, which involves a strong network of top national and international R&D experts from academia, industry, and public utilities, has led to over 220 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, several invention disclosures, and more than 300 conference presentations.  

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