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Dik van de Meent

Dik van de Meent
Dik van de Meent, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Dik van de Meent is senior environmental chemist at the Radboud University Nijmegen and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. In addition, he works as an independent environmental science consultant. He holds an academic degree in chemical engineering from the Delft University of Technology, where he specialized in analytical chemistry and organic geochemistry. He obtained a Ph.D. in environmental science from the same university. He has served RIVM in various scientific and consultancy positions, which has led to major contributions to Dutch and EU chemical management policies (a.o., development of EUSES “European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances” and SimpleBox). He teaches environmental fate of chemicals in the environment at Radboud University Nijmegen (extraordinary chair, 2004). His recent activities include actualization, improvement and optimization of multimedia fate models for calculating ‘persistence in the environment’ and ‘long-range transport potential’, model-based calculation of toxic pressure (msPAF) to ecosystems, model-assisted prioritization of substances for environmental monitoring, risk assessment of mixtures of substances and development of environmental policy indicators for toxic substances. He currently focuses on predictively modeling exposure to emerging chemical pollutants, such as nanomaterials.