Ana Gonzalez-Nicolas earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University (Colorado, USA). She received Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering and Groundwater Hydrology from the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain). Her research interests include multiphase flow, transport phenomena in porous media, geostatistical analysis, and optimization methods. Previously, she worked at an environmental consultancy developing projects on geothermal and groundwater modeling. She also has experience working as a field engineer for a drilling company, where she specialized on projects related to seawater intakes for desalination plants by horizontal directional drilling.