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Conference speaker

Kathrin Fenner


Kathrin Fenner

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote lecture: Safe and sustainable chemicals: Is environmental chemistry ready for the challenge

Dr. Kathrin Fenner is Full Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and a senior scientist and group leader at the Department of Environmental Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Her research focuses on experimental and model-based approaches to gain an in-depth understanding of chemical persistence in the environment. The goal of her research is to not only improve current hazard assessment schemes but also provide tools and design principles for better degradable compounds and efficient approaches to bioremediation. In 2015, she received an ERC Consolidator grant to support this line of research. She has published more than 100 scientific research articles in the field of environmental science.Kathrin chairs the section of “Chemistry and the Environment” of the Swiss Chemical Society, and has served as Associate Editor with Environmental Sciences: Water Research & Technology up until recently.