Dr Isabella Romer Roche PhD

Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Isabella Romer Roche

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Dr Isabella Romer Roche is working with Eva Valsami-Jones in the NanoMILE project. She has wide experience in the synthesis and characterisation of nanoparticles, especially silver, working with a multimethod approach. Her work also includes stability of nanoparticles in environmentally relevant conditions.

Qualifications

  • 2013- PhD in Environmental Nanosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    "The ecotoxicological and environmental behaviour and transformations of silver nanoparticles"
  • 2007- MSc in Nanomolecular Science – Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 2003- BSc in Chemistry – Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Biography

Dr Isabella Romer Roche obtained a BSc in Chemistry from Universidad Central de Venezuela, in 2003. After that, she worked for a food company in Venezuela for 2 years and moved to Germany where she completed a master degree in Nanomolecular Science from Jacobs University in 2007. After two more years of working at Jacobs University as a research associate in the field of polyoxometalates, Dr Romer Roche moved to Birmingham where she obtained a PhD in Environmental Nanosciences "The ecotoxicological and environmental behaviour and transformations of silver nanoparticles" in 2013, working with Jamie R. Lead. She is currently working with Eva Valsami-Jones as a Research Fellow, specifically for the NanoMILE project.

Research

  • Environmental fate and behaviour of nanoparticles
  • Synthesis and characterisation of nanoparticles
  • Synthesis of novel nanomaterials

Publications

Ismail, A. H.; Bassil, B. S.; Römer, I; Kortz, U., Mono- and Di-Lanthanide Derivatives of 22-Tungsto-2-antimonate(III), [Ln(H2O)4Sb2W21O72(OH)]10– and [Ln2(H2O)8Sb2W20O70)]8-, ZAAC, 2013, 639 (14), 2510-2515.

Römer, I.; Gavin A.J; White T.A.; Merrifield R.C.; Chipman K; Viant M.R.; Lead J.R. The critical importance of defined media conditions in Daphnia magna nanotoxicity studies. Toxicology Letters. 2013, 223 (1), 103-108.

Baalousha, M; Nur, Y; Romer, I; Tejamaya, M; Lead, J.R. Effect of monovalent and divalent cations, anions and fulvic acid on aggregation of citrate coated silver nanoparticles. Sci. Total Environ., 2013, 454-455, 119-131.

Tejamaya, M; Römer, I; Merrifield, R. C; Lead, J. R. Stability of citrate, PVP and PEG coated silver nanoparticles in ecotoxicology media, Environ. Sci. & Tech. 2012, 46 (13), 7011-7017.

I. Römer, and M.E. Pettitt and J. Lead (2012). Nanoparticles: environmental fate and transport in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics Second Edition, A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds).  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 1701-1707. DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn110.

M.E. Pettitt, I. Römer and J. Lead (2012). Nanoparticles: environmental effects in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics Second Edition, A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds).  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 1707-1712. DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn130.

Römer, I.; White T.A.; Baalousha M; Chipman K; Viant M.R.; Lead J.R. Aggregation and dispersion of silver nanoparticles in exposure media for aquatic toxicity tests, J. Chrom. A, 2011, 1228 (27), 4226-4233.

Ismail, A. H.; Bassil, B. S.; Römer, I.; Redeker, N. C.; Kortz, U., Mono- and Di-Lanthanide Derivatives of 19-Tungsto-2-Arsenate(III) Z. Naturforsch. B, 2010, , 2010, 65b, 383 – 389.

Bassil, B. S.; Dickman, M. H.; Römer, I.; von der Kammer, B.; Kortz, U. The tungstogermanate [Ce20Ge10W100O376(OH)4(H2O)30]56-: A polyoxometalate containing 20 Cerium(III) atoms, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 6192-6195.

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