Philipp Mayer


Philipp Mayer

Institut for Miljø- og Ressourceteknologi


Bygning 115 Rum 139

2800 Kgs. Lyngby





Philipp Mayer is professor in applied environmental chemistry at DTU. He has previously been professor at the National Environmental Research Institute (Aarhus University, DK), member of the Danish Council for Independent Research in Technology and Production Sciences (FTP) and study director at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO, NL). He received his M.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Denmark (DK) and the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (US), and received his doctoral degree in 2000 at the Research Institute of Toxicology, Utrecht University (NL). Prof. Mayer's research addresses the fate, exposure and effects of organic contaminants in the environment, with special focus on improving the alignment between experiments and novel analytical methods. He has introduced the first “equilibrium sampling methods” for measuring freely dissolved concentrations of hydrophobic organic chemicals in sediments, and developed “passive dosing” as a new experimental and analytical platform for environmental toxicity research and testing of hydrophobic organic chemicals. Some of his present research aims at determining biodegradation kinetics of a large number of chemicals by testing them in mixtures at low environmentally relevant concentrations. Philipp Mayer has supervised more than 40 environmental toxicity studies (GLP) and served as convenor for the ISO working group “toxicity to aquatic plants” (TC147/SC5/WG5). He has authored > 250 publications of which 175 are in international refereed scientific journals.KeywordsAlgal toxicity testing of chemicalsChemical activity of organic pollutantsEnhanced diffusive mass transfer of organic chemicalsEnvironmental Analytical ChemistryEnvironmental Organic ChemistryBiodegradation kinetics of chemicalsEquilibrium sampling methodsHydrophobic organic chemicalsMixture toxicity of organic chemicalsPartitioning based analytical technologyPassive dosingPolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)Solid Phase Microextraction