Invited Lectures

Several Invited Lectures will be given by experts in the field.

Titles of the lectures will be available soon.

  Michael Burkhardt - As an environmental scientist I am working in the area of pollutants release (e.g. pesticides, biocides, nanomaterials) to storm- and wastewater in urban catchments and its removal for more than 15 years. R&D interests are on source control and end-ofpipe measures to reduce environmental impact. I am head of the Institut of Environmental and Process Engineering at HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland.


Title of talk: Production volume of nanomaterials

  Dr. Lars Duester is an environmental scientist and obtained his PhD in environmental analytical chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. In 2010 he joined the Department for Aquatic Chemistry at the Federal Institute of Hydrology. His current research interests are the fate of metal(loid)s in surface waters, soils and sediments. Main areas of interest are the borders between particles/colloids and “dissolved” chemical species, as well as between inorganic and metal(loid) organic species within aquatic interfaces.


Title of talk: COST Action ES1205 (05/04/2013 – 04/04/2017) - a funeral eulogy


  Dr Paola Fisicaro is head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at LNE since 2007. She has recognised experience in metrology in chemistry. Her activities focus on the development of metrological references in new and challenging areas in the fields of environment, biological matrices and nanoparticles, aiming at contributing to the implementation of EU Directives or International Policies as well as to the dissemination of the measurement capabilities to laboratories to ensure the comparability of their measurement results.

  Dr Fisicaro is currently the deputy chair of the inorganic analysis working group of the Comité Consultative de la Quantité de Matière (CCQM-IAWG) and has been the convenor of the sub-committee for Inorganic Analysis of the EURAMET TC-MC (technical committee for Metrology in Chemistry) between 2011 and 2014.

  Paola Fisicaro is co-author of about 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 60 presentations at international conferences.


Title of talk: Metrological characterization of nanoparticles in environmental matrices by A4F and SP-ICPMS

  Dr. Arno Gutleb graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria and holds a Dr. env. sci. with specialization in toxicology from Wageningen University, The Netherlands and is a European registered toxicologist (ERT). He is Visiting Professor at the Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago de Chile, Associate Professor at the University Iuliu Hatieganu in Cluj, Romania and currently Group leader at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Dr. Gutleb has previously successfully developed and applied a range of different in vitro and in vivo assays mainly for endocrine disrupting compounds and (nano)particles.


Title of talk: The problem of choice - non-vertebrate model organisms and nanoparticles


  Dr. Ralf Kaegi is a senior scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) where he is currently leading the particle laboratory. His main research interests are focused on the fate and transformation of engineered nanoparticles in urban (waste)water systems. This includes the investigation of rate constants and mechanisms of sulfidations reaction of chalcophile nanoparticles as well as the development of new analytical methods to detect and quantify engineered nanoparticles complex matrices.


Title of talk: Contributions of ENTER to Assess Fate and Transport of Engineered Nanomaterials in Urban (Waste)Water Systems


  Dr. Ruth Moeller is an environmental scientist (University of Trier) and graduated as toxicologist from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). Her main activities focus on regulatory toxicology, risk assessment and the implementation of the European chemicals legislation REACH and CLP. Dr. Moeller joins the national REACH&CLP helpdesk of Luxembourg run by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and she is a member of ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) nominated by Luxembourg.


Title of talk: Regulatory aspects of nanomaterials


  Dr Géraldine Sarret is an environmental geochemist, head of the Geochemistry Group at ISTerre (Earth Sciences Institute), University Grenoble Alpes & CNRS, Grenoble, France. Her main research interests concern the fate of metallic contaminants and metallic nanoparticles in the environment and their impacts on living organisms. She is particularly interested in the soil-to-plant transfer of contaminants, changes in speciation and bioavailability in the rhizosphere, mechanisms of detoxification in the organisms, cycling of the contaminants, and natural stabilization processes. She is a specialist of synchrotron-based spectro-microscopic techniques.


Title of talk: Fate of silver nanoparticles in agricultural soils


   Dr Yann Sivry Associate Professor at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris - Université Paris Diderot since 2010. His activities focus on the study, thanks to stable isotopes, of the transport and transfer processes of metallic elements at natural interfaces, their environmental impact and their speciation (ion, complexes or nanoparticles). He specifically developed stable isotopes methods i) to quantify and characterize the labile fraction of trace elements in geochemical compartments and ii) to trace metals/metallic nanoparticles in natural media.


Title of talk: WG2 - The analytical toolbox: an overview of the main analytical improvements performed in the frame of ENTER