Dr. Carolin Völker

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Carolin Völker started working within the research unit Water Infrastructure and Risk Analyses at ISOE in 2014. Together with Johanna Kramm, she led the SÖF junior research group PlastX from 2016 to 2021. She studied biology at Frankfurt University and received a diploma in ecotoxicology in 2009. In her doctoral thesis she dealt with “Ecotoxicological Characterisation of Silver Nanoparticles – A Contribution to the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials”. Her research focuses on the ecotoxicological assessment of microplastics and plastic-associated chemicals, communication and perception of environmental risks, and systemic approaches to environmental risk assessment.

Focus of research

  • Risk assessment of anthropogenic trace elements/micro pollutants in the water cycle
  • Climate induced changes of biodiversity