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Ana Carolina de Almeida Kumlien

Marie-Curie Research Fellow, Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua (ICRA)

I bring a 13-years experience in R&D, microbiology, water intelligence/water treatment, and environmental sciences seasoned in both industry and academia.

I believe in the power of education and communication to improve the world we live in. I have mentored directly over 30 scientists/engineers from around the globe. My areas of interest are:

– Consulting: water/wastewater sectors, specialised in microbiology, R&D and global water issues
– Industry: Lab/staff management/mentoring •water lab setup• safety assessment • H&S, GLP and GMP • ISO 10725 • CAPA/LIMS • Microbiology & Chemistry • Lean
– Water market and supply: regulatory/compliance/ certification standards, international legislation.
– Grants/publishing/funding application • industry/academic relations • lecturing
– Marketing & science communications (Twitter/LinkedIn) • (events/conferences/workshops)
– Fluent in Portuguese, Italian and English.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Innovation, Networking and Learning in the Water Industry, Trinity College Dublin


  • 2013 
    Dublin City University, Water Sciences / Treatment