Dr. Victoria Fernández
Forest Genetics and Ecophysiology Research Group. School of Forest Engineering. Technical University of Madrid (U.P.M.)
Analysing the properties of plant surfaces: a biophysical approach
Victoria Fernández gained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at University College Dublin (Ireland) and a PhD at Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany). For 5 years, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at Aula Dei experimental Station-CSIC (Zaragoza, Spain), and joined the Forest Genetics and Ecophysiology Research Group (Technical University of Madrid) with a "Ramón y Cajal" research tenure in 2011. Since 15 years, Victoria Fernández has been implementing applied and fundamental research approaches for analyzing plant surface-liquid interactions and permeability with especial regard to water, solutes and foliar fertilizers. She is author of 45 scientific contributions and held several keynote lectures in international scientific and technical conferences. Her research efforts are currently focused on analysing the physico-chemical properties and permeability of plant surfaces from an ecophysiological and agronomic viewpoint.