Javiera Toledo is a Biochemical Engineer and has a Master’s degree in Engineering Sciences with a mention in Biochemical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. In addition, she obtained her PhD in Biotechnology and Microbiology at the University of Montpellier, France.
Her research area is Environmental Biotechnology, working on Electro-Fermentation and the application of Bioelectrochemical Systems for the removal of nitrates from groundwater and bio-hydrogen production. In addition, she has various publications in scientific journals, book chapters and presentations at international conferences.
During her professional career, she has been awarded funds, received scholarships and her research has been recognized. In 2021, she was awarded a Fondecyt postdoctoral project and she was also a finalist in the L’Oreal Chile – Unesco For Women in Science 2021 Contest in the Postdoctorate category.
During her doctoral studies, she received the award for the best poster, twice, in 2015 during the AD14 – Word Congress on Anaerobic Digestion and in 2016, during the APAB postgraduate conference – Ecole Doctorale GAIA of the University of Montpellier, France. While in 2014 she received a Chile Scholarship to pursue her doctoral studies in France.