Prof. dr. Bart Koelmans, Professor of aquatic ecology and water quality at Wageningen University
Speaker iMNC2020 track Nano4Security on December 3
Website: https://research.wur.nl/en/persons/bart-koelmans and www.microplasticlab.com
Dr. Bart Koelmans is an environmental chemist and ecotoxicologist by training who heads the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Department at Wageningen University. In the field of plastic research, his group aims to bridge the gap between conceptual and empirical approaches to obtain a mechanistic understanding of the risks of microplastic for human health and the environment. Bart is a global highly cited researcher (Clarivate analytics), advises international organizations like the World Health Organization, led international working groups about risks of plastic pollution, such as the European Commission’s Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) expert group on Microplastics in Nature and Society, and is Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Microplastics and Nanoplastics.