Mercedes has a PhD in Engineering and Food Science. She has joined the PHT team in June 2022. She works on calibration, validation and monitoring of models with Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) and Chemometrics.
With regard to her working experience, she has worked for 12 years at the Argentinian Service for Agrifood Health and Quality, and as a consultant for a private company in NIR and chemometrics. Moreover, she worked as a professor at the University of Buenos Aires from 2019 to 2021. Her doctorate thesis was about mathematical modeling of drying and tempering of an Argentinian rice variety, taking Glass Transition Temperature into account.
- Comparison of Mathematical Models to Predict Glass Transition Temperature of Rice (cultivar IRGA 424) Measured by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.785
- Detection of animal by-products in bone ashes by Near Infrared Spectroscopy coupled with Microscopy, https://doi.org/10.1177/0967033518756176