Tomasz Puzyn

University of Gdańsk Poland

World-renowned specialist in the field of chemoinformatics and environmental chemistry, co-author of fundamentals of computational nanotoxicology.Head of the Laboratory of Environmental Chemoinformatics at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdansk, which he established and has been managing since 2008. Current research concerns the development of chemoinformatic methods for the design of nanomaterials and ionic liquids as well as an assessment of the risk they may pose to human health and the natural environment. Professor Puzyn is the author of over 140 scientific papers, including publications in leading journals (e.g. Nature Nanotechnology, Green Chemistry), with a total impact factor of over 550, and an editor of five books published worldwide. He gave over 20 invited talks abroad. His works have been cited more than 3’400 times and the Hirsch index is 35. Professor Puzyn is an active member of the European NanoSafety Cluster: the former coordinator of two projects implemented in the FP7 framework and a current member of five HORIZON 2020 projects consortia. He cooperates with over 50 institutions from around the world. Laureate of the scholarship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, three FNP programs, MNiSW scholarship, and the Polish Prime Minister's award for the postdoctoral achievement. Professor has promoted four doctors and his students receive prestigious awards and scholarships (including L'Oreal, MNiSW). He is also the founder of QSAR Lab Ltd. – a spin-off company that implements research results in the industry, supporting the design of innovative products that are safe for humans and the natural environment. Professor Puzyn acts as CEO and Scientific Director of QSAR Lab, being responsible primarily for the operation of the Company in the area of research and development as well as for the scientific supervision of carried out services.

Tomasz Puzyn

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Ten years after coming into force of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a wide range of organic chemicals (industrial formulations, plant protection products, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, etc.) still poses the highest priority environmental hazard. The broadening of knowledge of organic pollutants (OPs) environmental fate and effects, as well as the decontamination techniques, is accompanied by an increase in significance of certain pollution sources (e.g. sewage sludge and dredged sediments application, textile industry), associated with a potential generation of new dangers for humans and natural ecosystems. The present book addresses these aspects, especially in the light of Organic Pollutants risk assessment as well as the practical application of novel analytical methods and techniques for removing OPs from the environment. Providing analytical and environmental update, this contribution can be particularly valuable for engineers and environmental scientists.

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