ESR //15

Early Stage Researcher: Rachel London
: Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETHZ)
Supervisor: Martin Scheringer (ETHZ)
Co-supervisor: Ian Cousins (SU)
Duration: 36 months
Scientific deliverables: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Main WP: 3
Co-WPs: 1, 2, 4
Enrolment in Doctoral degree: ETHZ


To determine if fluorinated and non-fluorinated alternatives are safer, more sustainable alternatives to long-chain PFASs in selected consumer products and to propose options for the assessment, regulation and management of alternative PFASs where necessary.



Planned secondment(s):

HSF (M13, 4w), for training on chemistry of PFASs;

OECD (M22, 4w), to learn about international programs and OECD activities on PFASs;

UBA (M31, 4w) to learn about the European debate about regulation of PFASs and concepts for assessing extremely persistent substances.

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