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Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM. Circuito Exterior C.U., Coyoacán, CDMX, México
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María Aurora
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Senior Researcher (Investigador Titular C)
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Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Armienta is a senior researcher at the Geophysics Institute of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her investigations have unraveled groundwater contamination sources and determined the geochemical processes involved in the environmental mobility of arsenic and heavy metals. She developed methods to remediate contaminated water with native rocks. Results of her studies were applied by authorities to solve pollution problems. She identified chemical species in water related to the activity of hazardous volcanoes, to be used for volcanic risk assessment. Armienta is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Popocatépetl volcano. She has authored more than 180 scientific publications in international journals and books. She was the Mexican coordinator of the Iberoarsen network aimed to solving arsenic problems in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. She is a National Research Level III (highest) by Mexican National Science Council; she was awarded Juana Ramírez de Asbaje merit by UNAM, Academic and Research Trajectory recognition by the Mexican Association of Geohydrology, and Earth Sciences Teacher of the Year award by the Mexican Geophysical Union.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
6 - Clean water and sanitation
groundwater, arsenic, heavy metals, geochemistry, water treatment, medical geology, volcano monitoring, contamination
Place of Birth: 
Culiacán, Sinaloa
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07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Last updated on 13/08/2021