Dr. Echeverria is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University. She received her Ph.D. (“Cum Laude” and International Mention) and M.S. from the University of Vigo (Spain) and a B.S. from the University of Matanzas (Cuba), all in Chemical Engineering. Her Ph.D. Thesis got the Extraordinary Doctorate Award by the University of Vigo (Vigo, 2015). She also received the Award of the Cuban Academy of Sciences for her participation as a coauthor of the work “Contribución a los estudios de la corrosión atmosférica y los sistemas de protección bajo la influencia del aerosol marino” (La Havana, 2016).
Dr. Echeverria has more than 10 years of experience as a researcher in the field of materials engineering, corrosion and protection, working in recognized research groups in United States (Dr. K. Lau), Spain (Dr. X.R. Nóvoa and Dr. C. Abreu) and Cuba (Dr. Carlos Echeverria). Her research interests include corrosion of infrastructures (concrete, grout segregation, steel components), microbiologically influence corrosion, coatings, composites, atmospheric corrosion, ionic liquids for electrochemical studies, etc. The results of her investigations have been spread by publication of articles in different international top-ranked peer-reviewed journals and the participation in international conferences. She has participated in national and international technological innovation projects and has served as a reviewer of several top-rank journals. During these years she has accumulated experience in teaching and tutoring students (undergraduate and graduate).
Currently, at ARC, she participates in a research project on high level nuclear waste management with the Department of Energy (DOE), addressing issues related to concrete infrastructure degradation and the search of adequate corrosion protection technologies for future deployment at strategic facilities located in Savannah River Site.