Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro was Postdoctoral researcher in the Scientific Domain of “Environmental Engineering”, under the supervision of Dr Adrián M.T. Silva in the Department of Chemical Engineering (LSRE-LCM, FEUP), after the completion of her PhD in 2014. More recently, she was selected for a Doctoral Researcher position in the same Institution. She has participated as team member in 10 research projects and currently she is Principal Investigator of a financed project (SAMPREP, Ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030521) at LSRE-LCM, aiming the development of innovative sample preparation techniques for determination of micropollutants in the environment, using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry for the determination of organic micropollutants in environmental matrices. Moreover, she has co-authored one patent request, more than 45 publications in JCR indexed journals and 3 book chapters, most as first and/or corresponding author, having a h-index of 20. She is member of some societies in the field of chemistry and environmental sciences, namely: International Water Association (IWA), American Chemical Society (ACS); International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC); Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ). Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro is member of the core team and coordinator of the ECIs (Cell) of the COST Action CA17133 “Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city” and she was member of the COST Action ES1403: “New and emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS)”, in the framework of which, she worked actively within the Blue Circle Society.