Pim de Voogt


Pim de Voogt is professor of Environmental Chemistry and head of the Physical Chemical Laboratories at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He also holds a position as principal scientific researcher at KWR Watercycle Research Institute in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. His previous employers include the Free University in Amsterdam, the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Water Works and the Swedish EPA. Pim studied analytical chemistry, with environ­mental analytical chemistry and chemical oceanography as majors, at the University of Utrecht and the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from the Free University in Amsterdam. His field of expertise is in environmental chemistry, physicochemical compound properties, and development and quality assurance of analytical methods for identification and quantitation of organic chemicals, including complex mixtures (e.g. PCBs, flame retardants, PAHs/azaarenes, surfactants, perfluorinated organics, pharmaceuticals) and their degradation products in environmental matrices. His current interest is in chemistry of water contaminants, elucidating identity and environmental fate of infochemicals and stress chemicals, and in characterising structures and components of abiotic macromolecules, such as dissolved organic matter.

Pim de Voogt participated in several EC research projects, including the PRISTINE project that was focused on priority surfactants in wastewater treatment plants. He is co-ordinator of the EC- and industry-funded projects PERFOOD and PERFORCE, which are research projects aimed at the assessment of human and environmental exposure in Europe to perfluoro­alkylated substances. He served as an evaluator in several EC panels and as an expert in committees of the Health Council of the Netherlands, The Dutch Technical Soil Protection Committee, the EC, and the European Commission on Normalisation (CEN). He has been member-elect and treasurer of the Council of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe, and serves as an editor to several scientific journals.

Recent publications

  • van Leerdam JA, Hogenboom AC, van der Kooi M, de Voogt P (2009) Determination of 1H-benzotriazoles and benzothiazoles in water by solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography LTQ FT Orbitrap mass spectrometry (Intern. J. Mass Spectrom. in press)
  • Hogenboom AC, van Leerdam JA, de Voogt P (2009) Accurate mass screening and identification of emerging contaminants in environmental samples by liquid chromato­graphy-LTQ FT Orbitrap mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr. A 1216, 510-519
  • Parsons JR, Saéz M, Dolfing J, de Voogt P (2008) Biodegradation of Perfluorinated Compounds. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 196, 53-71
  • de Voogt P, Sacher F, Janex-Habibi ML, Bruchet A, Puijker L, Mons M (2008) Development of an International Priority List of Pharmaceuticals relevant for the Water Cycle. Water. Sci. Technol. 59:1, 39-46
  • de Voogt P, Sáez M (2006) Analytical chemistry of perfluoroalkylated substances. Trends Anal. Chem. 25, 326-342.
  • Vethaak AD, Schrap SM, de Voogt P (Eds.) Estrogens and xenoestrogens in the aquatic environment: an integrated approach for field monitoring and effect assessment. SETAC Press, Pensacola FL, p.1-482, ISBN 978-1-880611-85-2 (2005).
  • Laane RWPM, de Voogt P, Bik MH (2006) Assessment of Organic Compounds in the Rhine Estuary, in: Knepper TP (Ed.) The Rhine. Series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Vol. 5L: Water Pollution, 2006, XVI, p.307-368, ISBN: 3-540-29393-0 Springer Verlag, Berlin
  • Vethaak AD, Lahr J, Schrap SM, Belfroid AC, Rijs GBJ, Gerritsen A, de Boer J, Bulder AS, Grinwis GCM, Kuiper RV, Legler J, Murk AJ, Peijnenburg W, Verhaar HJM, de Voogt P (2005) An integrated assessment of estrogenic contamination and biological effects in the aquatic environment of The Netherlands. Chemosphere 59, 511-524

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