Bianca Souza Chaves is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Arizona - Water and Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center – and is supervised by Dr. Andrea Achilli. She received her BS (2007) and MS (2010) in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After her MS, she worked as Environmental Researcher at Petrobras Company (2010-2012) and concluded her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2014, which was a joined doctorate in between Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Porto University (Portugal). Before joining Achilli’s group, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University, USA (2015-2016), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016), and University of Coimbra, Portugal (2017-2018) working on different water and wastewater treatment projects. Her expertise includes advanced oxidation processes, biological and membrane processes, solar radiation, nanomaterials, toxicity and control of emerging contaminants. Bianca is married and has a baby son. She loves to spend her free time with her family.