Prof. Bernd Nowack
Prof. Dr. Bernd Nowack holds a MSc. (1992) and a PhD (1995) in environmental sciences from ETH Zürich. He is leading the "Environmental Risk Assessment and Management" group at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and is adjunct professor at ETH Zurich. His current research deals with the chances and risks of engineered nanomaterials, comprising a wide spectrum of different approaches: development and application of methods for material flow modeling, exposure modeling, environmental risk assessment and life cycle assessment; experimental studies about release of nanomaterials from products and investigations about their behavior and effects in the environment. He has also previous experience in soil science and behavior and remediation of metals in soils. Bernd Nowack has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications which receive >1400 citations/year. He acted as co-advisor of 15 PhD projects. He is listed in “The World’s most influential scientific minds 2014” from the Web of Science in the category “Environmental Sciences/Ecology”.