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María Cristina Diez

Principal Investigador

PhD in Food Sciences, Universidad Estatal de Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Master of Food Science and Technology, Universidad Federal de Viçosa, MG, Brazil.

Laboratory Chemistry, Universidad de Chile.

Contact: cristina.diez@ufrontera.cl

CRHIAM profile

Lines of research

  • Technology for water treatment and environmental remediation

Responsibility area

  • In charge of Technical Publications

Professional profile

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Wastewater treatment technology
  • Biopurification system for control of point source pesticide pollution
  • Pesticide degradation using ligninolytic fungi and bacterial consortia
  • Valuation of agro-industrial waste for agroforestry applications and obtainment of value-added products

Professional development

Full Professor, Level A, Department of Chemical Engineering

Director, Centro de Excelencia en Investigación Biotecnológica Aplicada al Medio Ambiente (CIBAMA)

Undergraduate courses taught:

  • Environmental sciences

Graduate courses taught:

  • Xenobiotic chemistry


  • Advisor, Fondecyt Superior Council for Technological Development
  • Member of the Biological Sciences Group, Comisión Nacional Acreditación (CNA)
  • Civil Society Commission, Comisión Nacional de Riego