Dal Santo, Mariana

Étudiante à la maîtrise en océanographie
Téléphone : 418 723-1986 poste 1831
Local : O-268
dalsantomariana@gmail.com

M. Sc. Océanographie
Université du Québec à Rimouski, Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Québec, Canada
En cours

Industrial Engineer, National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 2009-2014


Domaines de recherches / Research Interest

Thème de recherche : Suivi de la présence des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAPs) dissous en eau de mer à l’aide des matrices d’excitation-émission de fluorescence.

The main goal of this study is to develop a fast and efficient approach to characterize the presence of hydrocarbons (PAHs) in natural waters based on fluorescence. The aromatic moieties contained in the PAHs can emit strong fluorescent signals. We used this property to measure the cumulative fluorescence signal with fluorescence excitation-emission matrices (EEMs). Then, we used the statistical treatment Parallel Factor Analysis (PARAFAC) to retrieve the individual contribution from each individual PAH of the sample. The EEMs-PARAFAC project, make it possible to identify PAHs in a more direct, fast and less expensive way. This allows to quickly identifying the PAHs composition, measure their presence, their concentration, and evolution in time when there is an oil spill.

Directeur de recherche : Jean-Pierre Gagné
Codirecteur de recherche : Richard St-Louis (UQAR)


Work experience / Expérience professionnelle

Oil spill simulation in mesocosms joint project Mexico-Quebec-Argentina. Multidisciplinary work cofounded by FONCICYT (Mexican National Council of Sciences and Technology) and by the XVe Working Group Québec-Mexico 2015-2017, with collaborators from ECOSUR, CINVESTAV, ISMER, UQAR, IML, UNPSJB, CONICET. The main goal of this research was to study the effects of an acute oil spill in key stages of ecological phytoplankton succession (pre-bloom, bloom and post-bloom), to determine their sensitivity in terms of community responses. Chemical Oceanographer and sampling, 2016 (June, July).

Toxic effects of conventional and unconventional crude oil of the blue mussel (Mytilus sp) in acute and chronic exposure to an oil spill under cover of ice. Funded by Pêches et Océans Canada in collaboration with UQAR-ISMER. Chemical oceanographer and sampling, winter 2016.

Contract Analyst in Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF Argentina) Materials for
upstream process in oil and gas industry. Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 2014-2015.

Consulting Assistance to improve Quality. Applying the Kaizen Method and the 5S Technique to different companies. National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina, 2013-2014.


Scholarships, Awards and Poster presentation

Scholarship from BEC.AR (Becas de formacion en el exterior de Ciencia y Teconologia) is a Master’s degree scholarship programmes for overseas training of Argentine professionals in the field of science, 2015-2017 :

Prize for the best oral presentation of master’s scientists in “Mon project en 180 secondes”. Empreintes fluorescentes des hydrocarbures dans l’eau ? UQAR, Rimouski, Canada, December 2016.

Dal Santo, M., Lopez, R., St-Louis, R., Ferreyra, G., Gagné, JP. Suivi de la présence des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAPs) dissous en eau de mer à l’aide des matrices d’excitation-émission de fluorescence. Résultats préliminaires d’une expérience simulant un déversement de diesel. Assemblée générale annuelle de Québec-Océan 2016, Rimouski, Québec, Canada, 8, 9 November 2016. Poster.

2017 Upcoming participations : Colloque annuelle 2017 “La nature dans tous ses états” (march 23-25), Rimouski, Canada ; 13e Colloque du réseau ÉcoBIM and 2e Colloque du RÉAQ (May 29-31), Rimouski, Canada ; The International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium IEBS (June 4-7), Rimouski, Canada ; 21e Colloque Chapitre Saint-Lauren (June 15 and 16), Montréal, Canada.


Dernier ajout:  jeudi 23 mars 2017