University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
Adrian Covaci is professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Toxicological Centre) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He obtained the Ph.D. in 2002 and further had a post-doc fellowship from the Flanders Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) until 2009. In 2007 he joined the regular academic staff of the University of Antwerp as senior-lecturer and became full professor in 2012. He has been involved in the Toxicological Centre since 1997.
His research interests focus on the analytical, environmental, biomonitoring aspects and risk assessment of emerging organic contaminants, elucidation of exposure pathways to humans for organic contaminants, estimation of fate, occurrence, and consumption of illicit drugs and pharmaceuticals via wastewater analysis.
Adrian Covaci has authored or co-authored more than 300 papers or chapters in international journals or books and has made numerous contributions to international conferences as invited lecturer, presenter or chairman.
He is Associate Editor of Science of the Total Environment and Food and Chemical Toxicology, as well as member of the Editorial Board of Environment International.
Prof. Dr. Adrian Covaci has (co-)supervised 15 PhD theses and almost 50 BSc and MSc theses at the University of Antwerp. He is currently also member of the PhD committees of 10 PhD students.