Project coordinator, NordMiljö AB
Rudolf Reuther is an independent international environmental consultant and researcher with a PhD in geochemistry from Heidelberg University (1983). He holds more than 30 years of experience in the field of environmental monitoring and hazard characterization of trace pollutants, such as metals, organometals and persistent organics in water, soil, sediment and waste systems. Dr. Reuther has specialized in laboratory test system to assess the biogeochemical behavior, risk and fate of chemicals in relation to new research findings and regulative requirements. He is an expert in synthesizing, evaluating and translating current scientific knowledge into practical technical solutions for managing the risk of hazardous substances, products and applications. His main clients come from both the public and the private sector including national EPAs and monitoring bodies, the mining, metal and chemical industry, as well as international organizations. He took a lead in many international research and technical assistance projects, including various missions to developing countries (1987-1994), reviews on metal speciation and risk assessment (2002-2004), on marine pollution (2005-2007) and hazard classification of mining products (2007-2008), and on the EU biocides directive (2007-2008). He was the coordinator of the EU FP7 NanoSustain (2010- 2013), and is currently coordinating the NanoValid project (2011-2015) and responsible project manager of NanoDefine (2013-2017), all of them focusing on nanosafety relevant issues. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and 2 books on metal pollution (1996, 2004), and was a coeditor of the international Journal for Water, Air and Soil Pollution (2000-2013).