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Meet Federico Alvarellos, doctoral student in applied geochemistry

Published: 6 September 2021

I'm Federico Alvarellos, I'm born in Buenos Aires and I've lived in Patagonia for many years. I am a Geologist, with a bachelor’s degree from the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Argentina and a master's degree in geology applied to energy resources from the University of Granada, Spain.

I have worked in the oil and gas industry, I taught physics and environmental management in private institutions. In my free time I compose songs and I play the guitar. I also like to spend time in nature and do workout.

During my PhD I am focusing on the mineralogy and geochemistry of acid sulphate soils present in the coastal areas of northern Sweden. I analyze the seasonal development of groundwater chemistry and isotopic composition (Fe and S) in soils. The main aim of this study is to have a better understanding of the processes and kinetics involved in oxidation of sulphide-bearing soils. This will help to gain understanding of the environmental risks of these soils during exposure as well as to develop methods for environmentally sound handling, and eventually how to treat the excavated soils making them useful construction materials.  

Federico Alvarellos

Federico Alvarellos, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 491239
Organisation: Applied Geochemistry, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering