Prof.Dr. Jacob de Boer
Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Key Note Lecture: Halogenated contaminants – a persistent problem
Jacob de Boer is Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at the Department of Environment & Health of the Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Prof. De Boer has worked for many years on the environmental contamination and analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls, flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds, chlorinated paraffins and other contaminants.
In 1998 he won the Excellent Scientist Award of the Wageningen University. In 2015 he was honoured as one of the most cited scientists in his field (Top 1%) according to Thomson & Reuters.
He is an advisor for UN Environment, a member of the QUASIMEME Scientific Assessment Group, and of the European Scientific Advisory Panel of the CEFIC Long Range Initiative. In 2013 he was appointed by the Chinese government as National Expert for China under the 1000-talents plan.
He has (co)coordinated a number of European research projects, such as for example the ENFIRO project on alternatives for brominated flame retardants and CHLOFFIN, on reference materials for chlorinated paraffins, and many research projects for other international organisations and industries. He organised numerous international interlaboratory studies on contaminants. He is a regular reviewer of scientific projects and programmes in various countries.
He has published 230 peer reviewed articles with an average citation of 53.10 per article, among which one paper in Nature and one in Science, two books and 21 book chapters. His H-index is 55. He is editor-in-chief of Chemosphere (Impact factor 5.8) and member of the editorial board of the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry.