Dr Núria Martínez-Carreras

Senior Research and Technology Associate, Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology

Núria Martínez Carreras is a senior R&T Associate in experimental hydrology at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Before moving to Luxembourg, she studied Environmental Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), got a PhD from the University of Barcelona (UB), and worked at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (CSIC, Barcelona). Her work primarily focuses on sediment transport and tracing, and rainfall runoff transformation processes at catchment scale.

Núria is currently interested in developing methods that allow high frequency measurements of suspended sediment properties. She is also investigating relations between riverine suspended sediment sizes, composition and stream flow. In the last 10 years, she has worked as a researcher in several projects funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) [BIGSTREAM, ECSTREAM, FIELDSPEC-PoC and SOWAT projects]. She has also been involved in multidisciplinary bilateral projects funded by the FNR and the German Research Foundation [CAOS and CAOS2 projects], and the French National Research Agency [MOBISED project]. Núria has been responsible as Principal Investigator of two projects. The SAMPLER21 project was funded through the FNR Proof-of-concept scheme and aimed at the development of a high capacity, automatic and small-volume water sampler. The PAINLESS project was funded through the FNR Junior CORE scheme and aims at using a submerged spectrophotometer to estimate suspended sediment properties at high frequency.

Núria also collaborates with the Luxembourg Water Agency. She has participated and presented her work in several international conferences as the European Geoscience Union (EGU), the Euro-Mediterranean Network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB) and International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE). In 2016, Núria and her co-authors were awarded with the ‘Jim Dooge Award’ from the EGU for their outstanding paper in ‘Hydrology and Earth System Science’ (HESS, 19, 3133-3151, 2015). Núria enjoys interdisciplinary work and is looking forward to the European Crucible 2021 event.