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Staff members with discipline Environmental Sciences

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Role of trace elements and carbondioxide in ocean ecosystems and the ocean carbon cycle
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Professor Oceanography
Modelling energy and environmental items from a systems perpective. Examples: National electricity production, Household energy (direct & indirect) consumption, Decentralized energy storage, Energy analysis
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Researcher Energy and Environment
Atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gases and related tracers
Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model simulations
prof. dr. H. (Huilin) Chen
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Associate Professor
Expertise in skin reactions to external chemical, biological and physical agents. Expertise in dermato-epidemiology.
prof. dr. P.J. (Pieter Jan) Coenraads
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Professor, Occupational & Environmental Dermatology and Dermato-allergy
Ongoing research covers energy system integration questions, modelling, transition processes towards low carbon energy systems and related innovation and policy questions. Main key words: Biobased Economy, renewable energy technologies, energy system and scenario analysis and modelling, sustainability assessments of energy systems, alternative transport fuels, decarbonisation of fossil fuels, capture and storage of CO2, hydrogen economy, waste treatment, material & energy efficiency, technological learning and innovation in energy systems, greenhouse gas balances & accounting, energy and research policies.
prof. dr. A.P.C. (André) Faaij
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Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis
Professor Grootjans expertise is on  ecohydrological approaches to nature conservation and restoration ecology. This research is carried out on the landscape scale but also on the habitat scale. Recent research is on or less natural mires in various countries and continents. The focus is on  relationships of wet ecosystems with the hydrological cycle on the landscape level.  Research areas are coastal wetlands in The Netherlands, England, South Africa and West-Australia. The focus is on establishment of restoration perspectives of damaged wetland and peatlands and monitoring long-term results of restoration projects. The hydrological functioning of peatlands and adaptations of peatland species have been studied in Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, South-Africa, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) and The Netherlands.
prof. dr. A.P. (Ab) Grootjans
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Professor
Applied heterogeneous catalysis
Bio-based energy and chemicals
Treatment of waste water
Utilization of solid waste
Environmental Management System, Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Biogas
D.L. (Linh) Hoang, MSc
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PhD student
Atmospheric research, technician
Plant physiology,  plant sulfur metabolism, air pollution and global change, abiotic and biotic stress
L.J. (Luit) de Kok
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Associate Professor
Energy Modelling
Biobased Economy
Land use systems
Bioenergy
Integrated Sustainability Assessment
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Atmospheric greenhouse gases, isotope physics
Atmospheric research, esp. carbon cycle and climate change research
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PhD student
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Environmental impacts (global) foodsupply system, options for biomass as energy source, biofuels and the competition with foodsupply.
Carbon cycle, CO2, greenhouse gases, emissions, numerical modeling, methane, fossil fuels, climate, meterology, data assimilation, isotopes in greenhouse gases, ocean, biosphere, atmosphere, air quality
prof. dr. W. (Wouter) Peters
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Professor Atmospheric Composition Modeling
drs. C.M. (Karin) Ree
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Coordinator Science Shop, lecturer Science & Society

My research interests and expertise include:
Monitoring of greenhouse gases and (reactive) organic trace gas species.
The global carbon cycle.
High precision measurements of stable isotopes of CO2 (and CH4).
Atmospheric transport of pollutants and their role in atmospheric chemistry and physics.
dr. ir. H.A. (Bert) Scheeren
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Researcher and lab coordinator
Dermato-allergie, eczemen en arbeidsdermatosen
M.L.A. (Marie-Louise) Schuttelaar
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Dermatologist
Dr. Yuli Shan is a Faculty Research Fellow at the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen, University of Groningen. He is also an affiliate member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and a board member of the Journal of Cleaner Production.

Yuli obtained a PhD in Climate Change Economics from the University of East Anglia (2018), an MSc in Social Development and Public Policy from Fudan University (2014), and a BSc in Statistics from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (2012). He has conducted research at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany), University of California, Irvine (USA), and University of Pannonia (Hungary) as a visiting fellow.

Yuli is a Green Talents awardee in 2018 and also wins the “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad” in 2016. He has published over 40 papers in high-impact journals, such as Science Advances, Nature Geoscience, and Nature Communications. His paper has been cited over 1200 times (h-index 15, i10-index 19), and 9 of them are ESI hot paper, 11 of them are ESI highly cited papers. Yuli’s research focuses on emission accounts, climate change economics, and sustainable development.

Yuli’s home country China is the world’s leading energy consumer and CO₂ emitter, considering factors such as rapid economic development, lifestyle change, and consumption growth. At the same time, China is playing a major role in global emission reduction and climate change mitigation. Yuli has developed a set of methods for composing CO₂ emissions inventories for China and its regions. His transparent and comparable emission data is uploaded to CEADs and available for free academic use. His study “ City-level climate change mitigation in China ” differentiates and generates low-carbon roadmaps for each city.

Furthermore, Yuli has engaged in spreading the low-carbon life to students and co-organises a summer school with lectures and seminars on emission accounts and carbon footprint calculation in collaboration with the Applied Energy journal. He links his knowledge of sustainability to environmental science, economics, and management.
Y. (Yuli) Shan, PhD
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Faculty Research Fellow
Environmental science (Polar regions)
Global mercury emissions
Radioecology and environmental distribution of radionuclides
Spatial analysis (GIS)
Python
Data analysis
Studying biogeochemical cycles impacted by global change, leveraging data science and statistical techniques to harness the potential of a range of data sources in an interdisciplinary setting
T.S. (Tessa Sophia) van der Voort, PhD
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Assistant Professor Sustainability and Environmental Sciences
E.C. (Esther) van der Waal, MSc
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Cooperation with African universities
Science, Business & Policy
dr. P.D.M. (Peter) Weesie
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Project leader
See website ESRIG / Science & Society Group: http://www.rug.nl/research/science-society-group/
B. (Bingquan) Zhang
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PhD student
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