ESR //14

Early Stage Researcher: Viktória Licul-Kucera
: Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences (HSF)
Supervisor: Thomas Knepper
Co-supervisor: Tobias Froemel
Duration: 36 months
Scientific deliverables: 3.1, 3.2, 3.4
Main WP: 3
Co-WPs: 1, 2, 4
Enrolment in Doctoral degree: University of Amsterdam (UvA)


To perform biodegradation assays of newly synthesized PFASs and potential PFASs precursors in closed bottle systems, analysis of degradation products; synthesis (together with Merck) of potential biodegradable PFASs and testing biodegradation thereof.

Planned secondment(s):

Merck (M8, 12w and M25, 4w) for training on synthesis of novel PFASs.

UvA (M16, 12w): Method development for analysis of volatile degradation products in air and microbial adaptation and degradation studies.

1-day visits to a wastewater treatment facility (Svenskt Vatten; M12 after ATC3) and UFZ (after ATC6 in M24)