University of Vienna, Austria

Tentative title: Microplastic aging and its impact on leaching of polymer additives

Thorsten Hüffer works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Environmental Geosciences at the University of Vienna, Austria. He obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2014 from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany focusing on investigations into the fate and transport of carbon-based nanomaterials. His research on microplastics has emphasized on sorption and desorption processes of microplastics and tire materials, as well as aging of microplastics and its impacts on particles properties. He is also head of the expert committee on “Plastics in the aquatic environment” within the German Water Chemistry Society.