Dr. Amparo López -Rubio

Amparo López-Rubio is a permanent Researcher of IATA-CSIC from 2014 and Deputy Director of the Institute since 2019. She received her Ph.D. in Food Science at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and after several pre- and postdoctoral stays in top research institutions around the world, where she broadened her knowledge about advanced materials characterization tools, she returned to IATA to open up innovative research lines, being pioneer in the use of X-ray and neutron scattering techniques to understand food structure and its links to functionality, as well as on the use of nanotechnologies in the food area. Her research activity has led to more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, 8 patents, 2 spin-off companies, numerous book chapters and conference proceedings, with important contributions in the field of sustainable materials for food packaging.