Vulnerability of ground water resources regarding emerging contaminants and nanoparticles
Presenter: Dr. Thilo Hofmann
Professor of Environmental Geosciences
University of Vienna
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Biographical Sketch: Professor Hofmann received his Ph.D. in aquatic geochemistry from Bremen University in 1998. From 1999 he was first a post-doctoral scholar, and then Assistant Professor at Mainz University. Since 2005 Prof. Hofmann has been Full Professor and Chair for Environmental Geosciences at the University of Vienna. His group works in nanogeosciences, environmental impact of nanotechnology, investigates trace contaminants and sorption to carbonaceous materials and microplastic, and in hydrogeology, including vulnerability analysis. Prof. Hofmann served as Vice Dean of the Faculty for Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy from 2006 to 2012 and then as Dean of the Faculty until 2016, and the director of the University of Vienna’s Environmental Research Network. In 2017, he was appointed Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (NC). Prof. Hofmann has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers over the last 10 years.