Oscar Núñez

University of Barcelona Spain

Dr. Oscar Núñez studied chemistry at the University of Barcelona where he also received his Ph.D. in 2004. He worked as visiting researcher for half a year in the development of online pre-concentration methods using micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) at the University of Hyogo (Japan) in collaboration with Professor Terabe (father of the MEKC technique). Starting in October 2005, he joined the Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan) as a two-year post-doc researcher working with Professor Tanaka to develop monolithic silica capillary columns under a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. In November 2007 he joined the University of Barcelona again, and since June 2020 he is a Full Professor at the Section of Analytical Chemistry (Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona). He has more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters to his name, and he is the editor of six books on liquid chromatography, LC-MS/MS, sample preparation techniques in food analysis, capillary electrophoresis, and food integrity and authenticity. He has extensive experience in the development of liquid chromatography methods with ultraviolet and fluorescence detection, liquid chromatography coupled to low- and high-resolution mass spectrometry, as well as in sample treatment procedures, for environmental and food analysis. His major research areas nowadays involve the characterization, classification, and authentication of food and natural products, as well as the prevention of food frauds.

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