Rubia Martignago Mariath

Dr. Rubia Martignago Mariath is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, and president of the Post Doctoral Fellows Association at the University of Alberta.

She is conducting studies on the interface properties of petroleum and brines, introducing different polymers and surfactants in order to improve the process of water separation from petroleum and extraction of this oil from reservoirs. Additional research areas include adsorption, activated carbon, fuels, characterization of asphaltenes and crude oil, calorimetric analysis of petroleum compounds, and interface and colloid properties.

Rubia has industrial experience in quality assurance, internal audits, projects for continuous improvement, and control of production indicators.