Ass. Prof. Aurélien Dommergue (UGA)

is an assistant professor at UGA (Univ. Grenoble Alpes) and works at the Institute for Environmental Geosciences IGE). He works on the mercury atmospheric cycle in remote regions of the planet including polar areas and high altitude sites. He has published around 60 papers on mercury, atmospheric chemistry and polar microbiology. He is the Head of the Department of atmospheric and snow chemistry at IGE. He has coordinated several national programs and polar campaigns and has participated in numerous international projects. He has supervised 6 PhDs and trained more than 15 MSc students.

Supervisor of: ESR1
Co-supervisor of: ESR2, ESR14
Contact: aurelien.dommergue@ujf-grenoble.fr

Prof. Dr. Milena Horvat (JSI)

is the Head of the Department of Environmental Sciences on the “Jožef Stefan” Institute and a Dean of the International Postgraduate School Jožef Stefan. She is GMOS-Train project coordinator. She has co-ordinated a number of projects related to mercury research including biogeochemical cycling and modelling in environmental and health related research projects. She was a working group member for the preparation of the EU position paper on mercury and the UNEP Global Mercury Assessment Report in 2002, 2013, and contributes to 2018 report. Currently she coordinates EMPIR project MercOx- Metrology of oxidized mercury (2017-2020) and EU funded projects 7 FP ERA Chair – ISO-FOOD and Spreading Excellence and Widening H2020 – MASSTWIN (Enhancing mass spectrometry in health, environment and food research). She has been a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for International conference Mercury as a Global Pollutant -ICMGP since 1996 and a Chair in 2004. She also was Guest Editor of 8 Special journals (EHP, 4ABC, Marine Chemistry, 2 Environmental Research) dedicated to mercury issues. She has successfully supervised 20 PhDs, 6 MSc students and 4 postdocs.

Supervisor of: ESR2
Co-supervisor of: ESR4, ESR9, ESR10
Contact: milena.horvat@ijs.si

Dr. David Point (CNRS)

is Head of the GC-IRMS platform. He has successfully supervised 12 MSc students, 3 PhD students and 2 post-docs.

Supervisor of: ESR3
Co-supervisor of: ESR6
Contact: david.point@ird.fr

Dr. Lars-Eric Heimbürger-Boavida (AMU)

is CNRS (level 1) research scientist at MIO since 2015, and has supervised 12 MSc, 2 PhD students and 2 postdocs. He is member of the GEOTRACES Standards & Intercalibration committee and Elemental Coordinator, of the Scientific Steering Committee of the 12th,13th and 14th International Conferences on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (14-19 June 2015, Jeju, Korea; 16-21 July 2017, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 4-8 September 2019 Krakow, Poland), of the Stakeholder Committee of the EU Project EUTRAMET ENV51 MeTra « Tracebility for Mercury Measurements », of the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers, editor for NATURE Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Marine Science and Microbiology, Co-responsible of the CNRS-AMU Inorganic Chemistry Analytical Platform (2017-). His main research interest lies in the application of novel techniques to outstanding questions on trace metal cycling in the marine environment, with an emphasis on isotope, low-level speciation, and sensor approaches.

Supervisor of: ESR4
Co-supervisor of: ESR6, ESR7, ESR9
Contact: heimburger@lars-eric.com

Dr. David Amouroux (UPPA)

is a CNRS Senior Scientist appointed at IPREM Institute (CNRS-UPPA UMR 5254) and he is co-responsible if the IPREM Cluster for Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology (30 permanent research staffs). He is an environmental chemist and biogeochemist, interested in the cycling and reactivity of mercury in the environment. He has experience as principal or partner investigator in 15 international projects (bilateral, EU) and 30 national projects. He has supervised the work of 20 PhD students and 20 Postdoctoral fellows. He has authored more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 40 invited conferences, and worked as expert for project evaluations for national and foreign research funding agencies.

Supervisor of: ESR5
Co-supervisor of: ESR4, ESR7
Contact: david.amouroux@univ-pau.fr

Prof. Dr. Joel Knoery (IFREMER)

is head of LBCM and a senior Ifremer researcher. He works on mercury measurements and its biogeochemical dynamics in the marine environment.  Habilitated (=HDR) since 2009, he has successfully trained, given their current professional status, 2 post-docs, 3 PhD’s and 10MSc, and held various managerial positions at Ifremer. He coordinates and contributed national and international research projects.

Supervisor of: ESR6
Co-supervisor of: ESR13
Contact: joel.knoery@ifremer.fr

Dr. Sofi Jonsson (SU)

has a faculty position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), Stockholm University, Sweden. Sofi’s research focuses on understanding the biogeochemical cycling of Hg in marine systems and in particular methylation and demethylation processes of mono- and dimethylmercury. She has previously participated in scientific cruises in the Arctic Ocean and Baltic sea and. Sofi graduated in 2013 and has (as a PhD and principal investigator) already been awarded three major prestigious research grants (with a total amount of ca 9,350 Keuro) from the Swedish Research Council and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning. She has first authored papers focusing on Hg in prestigious international peer-review multidisciplinary journals including Nature Communication, Nature Scientific Reports and Science Advances. Sofi has gained experience in supervising students while assisting in supervising PhD students while conducting her research in Professor Robert P. Mason’s group at the University of Connecticut (US) and as a main supervisor of a PhD student at ACES (since 2018).

Supervisor of: ESR7, ESR8
Co-supervisor of: ESR9
Contact: sofi.jonsson@aces.su.se

Dr. David Kocman (JSI)

David Kocman is Head of Environmental Informatics within Department of Environmental Sciences at Institut “Jožef Stefan” in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has a BSc in Geology and PhD in Ecotechnology. His main research interest is in cycling and fate of pollutants in the environment, with emphasis on anthropogenically perturbed ecosystems. To this end, his initial research focused on the study of related processes based on laboratory and field measurements, followed by the use of mathematical models and spatial analyses using geographic information system (GIS) tools, and more recently his research has expanded to testing of advanced environmental monitoring approaches with the help of new sensing and information technologies, comprising participatory sensing and testing of Citizens Observatory concepts. He is a member of the Expert Group within the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership Program and a lead author of global aquatic releases chapter as part of the Global Mercury Assessment. He is an author/co-author of over 40 scientific papers and book chapters, and participated in more than 30 national and international research projects.

Supervisor of: ESR9
Co-supervisor of: ESR8
Contact: david.kocman@ijs.si

Dr. Warren T. Corns (PSA, CChem, CSci, FRSC, FIEnvSci, FIAQM)

is Head of Research and Development of PS Analytical Ltd based in Orpington, UK. He has a BSc in Marine Chemistry and PhD in Analytical Chemistry. His main area of expertise is in the field of automated trace element analysis of mercury and hydride forming elements. He has working in this field since 1985 and was involved in the early development of atomic fluorescence spectrometry for mercury and hydride forming elements. Warren works closely with academia supervising graduate, MSc and PhD students. He is a consultant for industry, managing and supervising various monitoring projects. He has conducted numerous Hg surveys on oil, gas and petrochemical plants focusing on the performance of mercury removal units and the issues of Hg embrittlement and catalysis poisoning. He was awarded the Hilger Spectroscopy Prize for his achievements in Analytical Chemistry and his research team has been awarded numerous awards such as the RSC Industrial Innovation Award for their work on Hg in the Petrochemical Industry. The PSA research group are currently involved in numerous projects including the 16ENV01 MercOx project which is investigating the metrology and traceability of oxidized mercury.  Warren is actively involved in the production of standardised methods for mercury sitting on various ISO/CEN/ASTM/BSI technical working groups as is the nominated UK principal expert. This covers a wide range of applications including ambient air, emissions, petrochemicals and food. Warren is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Science and Institute of Air Quality Management and has published over 60 peer reviewed papers on trace element analysis.

Supervisor of: ESR10
Co-supervisor of: /
Contact: wtc@psanalytical.com

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Lobnik (IOS)

is since 2009 a Full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maribor, where she is leading the Centre of Sensor Technology. In 2006 she co-founded a spin-off company IOS Ltd. She is currently interested in applicability of scientific research in the field of sensors, nanomaterials, water treatment & recycling processes. In the meantime, she is involved as a Technical Manager in the Resyntex project, Horizont 2020, dealing with depolymerization of textile wastes to a new secondary raw materials.

She is also active in promotion of the science as a President of the Slovenian Academic Association of Natural Sciences and Engineering, and as a Board Member of Director’s of International Sol Gel Society. She promoted science also through the TEDx lecturing in CERN (http://tedxcern.web.cern.ch/video/2015/nanosensors-love-and- other-emotions). She received several international as well national awards (CITEX Award, France, The UM prize forthebestresearcher, SlovenianArmyAwardsforResearch&Development,SaubermacherAward,Goldmedal for the best innovation). She is member of various scientific organizations, delegations, committees. She is author/co-author of 30 patents/patent applications, of more than 120 scientific and conference papers, she gave more than 30 invited lectures, she is author and co-author of 5 scientific monographs and 7 scientific chapters. She was involved in 56 mentorships of BA, MA and doctoral students. As a project manager, she participated in more than 40 national and international research projects.

Supervisor of: ESR11
Co-supervisor of: /
Contact: aleksandra.lobnik@ios.si

Prof. Dr. Nicola Pirrone (CNR-IIA)

is a research director at the CNR-IIA and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the University of Michigan. He has been co-ordinator of several international research projects and Chairman of several European and international WGs and Task Forces (i.e. UNEP, UNECE, IGBP) and served as an expert in FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects. He has published over 300 papers in the peer-reviewed literature.

Supervisor of: ESR12, ESR15
Co-supervisor of: /
Contact: n.pirrone@iia.cnr.it

Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum (HZG)

is a Director of the Institute of Coastal Research at HZG and holds a full professorship at University of Hamburg (UHAM). She has been the coordinator of European projects (EU-FP7: SEAS-ERA 249552, Topic A SEAMAN) and supervised 12 PhD students.

Supervisor of: ESR13
Co-supervisor of: ESR5
Contact: Corinna.Schrum@hzg.de

Prof. Dr. Ralf Ebinghaus (HZG)

is head of the Department of Environmental Chemistry and Professor at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. He was WP leader for airborne Hg observations in the EU-FP7 project GMOS, a co-author of the Global Hg Assessment Report 2013, and a WPleader  in the ERA-PLANET project iGOSP. Prof. Dr. Ebinghaus has supervised 18 PhD and 34 MSc students.

Supervisor of: ESR14
Co-supervisor of: ESR7
Contact: ralf.ebinghaus@hzg.de