IPCP Board

Ten experts are currently members of the IPCP board:

Martin Scheringer

Martin Scheringer

Chair
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
and RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Martin Scheringer is a professor of environmental chemistry at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a senior scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. He is a chemist by training and has worked for more than 25 years in the fields of environmental and human exposure assessment, hazard assessment and risk assessment of chemicals. He is a founding member of the IPCP.

Thomas Backhaus

Thomas Backhaus

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Thomas Backhaus is professor for environmental sciences. His main research interest is the hazard and risk assessment of complex chemical cocktails. He approaches the issue from a scientific as well as from a regulatory perspective. Other areas of interest include the environmental impacts of pharmaceuticals and other “modern” pollutants, molecular microbial ecotoxicology and exploring possibilities to substitute hazardous chemicals. Thomas is currently leading the Center for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management at the University of Gothenburg. Since 2017, he has been a member of the IPCP board.

Christian Bogdal

Christian Bogdal

Treasurer and Webmaster
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

Christian Bogdal is an environmental chemist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). His research includes investigations of the emissions, behavior and long-term trends of persistent anthropogenic chemicals in the environment. These research questions are addressed by combining trace analytical chemistry with environmental fate modeling. Since 2012, he has been board member and treasurer of IPCP.

Miriam Diamond

Miriam Diamond

University of Toronto, Canada

Miriam Diamond studied biology, zoology, mining engineering and earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. The goal of her multidisciplinary research program is to improve our understanding of chemical contaminants from emission, through to transport indoors and outdoors, and ultimately human and ecological exposure. Since 2015, she has been a member of the IPCP board.

Silke Gabbert

Silke Gabbert

Wageningen UR, The Neatherlands

Silke Gabbert has a Ph.D. in agricultural economics. Her research focuses on socio-economic analysis of chemicals’ risk governance and regulation. She is particularly interested in understanding the role of (lacking) information for risk management of chemicals, in identifying and enforcing robust risk management strategies in the absence of sufficient and relevant information, and in developing governance strategies for chemicals with long-term, inter-generational impacts. This is achieved by a trans-disciplinary approach, which combines economic and environmental modelling. She has been a member of the IPCP board since 2015.

Joan O. Grimalt

Joan O. Grimalt

Spanish National Research Council, Barcelona, Spain

Joan Grimalt has a Ph.D. in chemistry. In his research activities, he specializes in environmental organic geochemisty. He has devoted his scientific career to the study of natural and anthropogenic compounds as markers of climate change and of the health status of ecosystems and organisms (including humans). Since 2015, he has been a member of the IPCP board.

Ivan Holoubek

Ivan Holoubek

RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Ivan Holoubek’s research activities comprise the fate of persistent organic pollutants in the environment, environmental impact assessment, risk analysis – ecological risk assessment. His expertise is within environmental chemistry, chemical ecotoxicology, human and ecological risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, and environmental technologies – all with a special focus on persistent toxic substances, national implementation plans for the Stockholm Convention development and evaluation. Since 2009, he has been a member of the IPCP board.

Noriyuki Suzuki

Noriyuki Suzuki

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan

Noriyuki Suzuki has been working on the research of environmental fate of trace contaminants. Currently, use of GIS-based multimedia fate models is the major methodology of fate analysis study on industrial chemicals, POPs, pesticides and mercury, however analytical efforts are always in combination based on the former experiences of trace analysis of dioxins and water contaminants. He recently has a major focus on the application of spatially/temporally resolved modeling output to risk evaluation, in terms of geographical and temporal variability, toxicity concern and social context. He was a founding member of the IPCP in 2008.

Shu Tao

Shu Tao

Peking University, Beijing, China

Shu Tao is an environmental geochemist at Peking University. His recent research interests are modeling of source, transport, and impacts of energy-related air pollutants at global scale, as well as emissions and impacts on household air quality of solid fuels in rural areas. Since 2012, he has been a member of the IPCP board.

Jana Weiss

Jana Weiss

Stockholm University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Jana Weiss has a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry. Her current research focus is on the analysis of organic environmental pollutants in a wide range of matrices. She has solid knowledge within the field of analytical and organic chemistry, quality assurance/control and statistical evaluation. She is experienced in the field of toxicology implementing the Effect-Directed Analysis (EDA) approach which combines fractionation techniques and bioassays to guide the identification of key toxicants. Since 2012, she has been a member of the IPCP board.

IPCP Board Support

Anna Soehl

Anna Soehl

IPCP Board Activities Administrator, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Anna Soehl plays a supportive role to the IPCP Board including such activities as communicating with IPCP members, exploring funding opportunities, and assisting with IPCP projects, meetings, and elections. Anna holds an MSc in environmental science and policy. Her professional experience includes working as a Science and Policy Consultant at the Green Science Policy Institute, an Air Toxics Project Manager at the Great Lakes Commission, and a Natural Resources Planner and Environmental Scientist at the Maryland Department of the Environment.


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