Irene Rodríguez has a master degree in Organic Chemistry from 2003 at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and a doctoral degree in Food Science and Technology and Chemical Engineering from 2009 at Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain. Irene went for a postdoc stay at the Analytical Chemistry department in Uppsala University in 2009. In July 2010, she was employed by Lund University for a postdoc stay. During her postdoctoral stays, Irene´s research focused on high-pressure fluids,v particle formation and green process development focused on medical and material applications such as controlled drug delivery and superhydrophobic surfaces.
Since November 2012, Irene is an independent researcher (VR Young Researchers) at the Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS), LU. Since November 2014, Irene holds a Biträdande Universitetslektor position at CAS, LU. Her projects are centered around understanding the fundamentals of supercritical fluids by in situ Raman spectroscopy as well as expanding the use of these fluids by developing new/alternative chemical processes like purification, fractionation and drying, relevant for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.