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Antonio Rafael Sánchez-Rodríguez

Assistant Professor - Soil Science and Plant Production, Universidad de Córdoba

Antonio R Sánchez Rodríguez is an Agricultural Engineer and Doctor from University of Córdoba (UCO). He enjoyed a predoctoral competitive fellowship-University Teacher Training-granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education to do his Doctoral Thesis (2009-2013). During this period he worked in the Soil Science unit and from 2013 to 2014 in the Agricultural Entomology unit at UCO. Then, he joined The Extreme Flooding Research Group at Bangor University (UK) as part of the postdoctoral programme funded by Ramón Areces Foundation (Postdoctoral competitive fellowship). From 2016 to 2018 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Officer in Nitrogen Use Efficiency at Bangor University (UK). He participated in Predoctoral Research Programmes at the INRA-Montpellier (France, 4 months) and at the ECW-Bangor (UK, 3 months). Then, he enjoyed a Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación fellowship (2018-2020-UCO) in the Soil Science Unit of the University of Córdoba where he is an Assistant Professor since 2020. His research focuses on problem-solving in agriculture by developing sustainable fertilisation strategies based on the knowledge of plant-soil and soil-plant-entomopathogenic fungus relationships. Topics: soil fertility, calcareous soils, critical nutrients in agriculture (N, P, Zn, Fe), biobased P and N fertilisers, greenhouse gas emissions, NOx gases, abiotic N fixation.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Officer - Soil Science and Plant Production, Universidad de Córdoba


  • 2013 
    Universidad de Córdoba, PhD
  • 2008 
    Universidad de Córdoba, Agricultural Engineer