Dr Jordi Garcia-Orellana is a tenure-track lecturer at the UAB. My work has focused on the use of natural and artificial radionuclides to study different kind of environmental processes. My main interest is focused on the Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) in coastal areas and its impact in coastal biogeogechemical cycles and the distribution of natural and artificial radionucleides in the environment processes. Other areas of interest are: i) the study of the evolution of pollutants in environmental records such as coastal and lake sediments and peatbogs; ii) the impact of NORM sub-products in the environment and the industry; iii) characterization of hydrological processes and iv) accumulation of radionuclides in biota.
I have a PhD in Physics by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2004). I contributed to more than 45 peer-reviewed papers and I am the co-advisor of 7 PhD students. Currently I am involved in the Geotraces program and the Environmental degree at the UAB.
Keywords: environmental radioactivity, radionuclide, radiation physics, submarine groundwater discharge, geotraces, dating, radionuclide tracers.