Philipp Mayer

Philipp Mayer


Institut for Vand og Miljøteknologi

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


Bygning 115, rum 144

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Philipp Mayer is professor in applied environmental chemistry at DTU and member of the Danish Council for Independent Research in Technology and Production Sciences (FTP). He has previously been professor at the National Environmental Research Institute (Aarhus Univesity, DK) 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 has a research focus on partitioning based analytical technology and the fate, exposure and effects of organic contaminants in the environment. He has for instance introduced the first “equilibrium sampling methods” for measuring freely dissolved concentrations of hydrophobic organic chemicals in sediments. He has also developed “passive dosing” as a new experimental and analytical platform for environmental toxicity research and testing of hydrophobic organic chemicals. Some of his recent research aims at linking toxicity to the chemical acitivity of organic chemicals, with special emphasis on highly hydrophobic organic chemicals and their mixtures. 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 >100 publications of which 95 are in international refereed scientific journals.

  • Algal toxicity testing of chemicals
  • Chemical activity of organic pollutants
  • Enhanced diffusive mass transfer of organic chemicals
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Organic Chemistry
  • Equilibrium sampling methods
  • Hydrophobic organic chemicals
  • Mixture toxicity of organic chemicals
  • Partitioning based analytical technology
  • Passive dosing
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Solid Phase Microextraction