Fields of expertise
From 2015 to 2018, he was research scientist in the Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment at EPFL where he conducted research on disinfection by-products and antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Since May 2018, he is director of the Central Environmental Laboratory at the Institute of Environmental Engineering of EPFL.
Head of Unit
Central Environmental Laboratory
5/2018 - ...
Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment (group of Prof. U. von Gunten)
12/2014 - 07/2018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering (group of Prof N. Yoshida and Prof. S. Toyoda)
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
4/2013 - 10/2014
Atmospheric Particle Research Laboratory (group of Prof. S. Takahama)
10/2012 - 4/2013
Graduate Research Assistant
Center of Hydrogeology and Geothermics (group of Prof. D. Hunkeler)
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
11/2008 - 12/2011
Laboratory of Analytical and Natural Products Chemistry (group of Prof. R. Tabacchi)
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
05/2005 - 10/2005
Stable isotope biogeochemistry
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics
11/2008 - 10/2012
MSc in Environmental geosciences
Environmental chemistry and physics
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
10/2006 - 06/2008
BSc in Chemical engineering
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland
09/2001 - 12/2004
N-nitrosamines in wastewater
1. What is the concentration of specific N-nitrosamines in selected industrial effluents?
2. What is the relative contribution of specific N-nitrosamines to the total N-nitrosamine pool in industrial wastewaters?
3. What is the temporal variability of the specific and total N-nitrosamines concentrations in industrial effluent?
4. Are N-nitrosamine concentrations in industrial effluents correlated with other chemical species?
Characterization of N-nitrosamines
Microplastics as Vectors of Environmental Contamin
possible direct adverse effects on biota, the potential role of plastics as vectors for hydrophobic organic chemicals and inorganic
materials is a topic of much debate.
To further improve the estimations of the role of plastics as vectors for toxic contaminants transfer into biota under varying environmental
conditions, it is important to identify and understand the governing processes.
Teaching & PhD
Environmental Sciences and Engineering