Senior Scientist, RIKILT, Wageningen University
Dr. Stefan Weigel currently works at RIKILT – Institute for Food Safety, within Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands. His main research interests are in the area of trace determination of organic residues and contaminants by means of mass spectrometry and biosensor technology as well as in the analysis of nanoparticles in complex matrices. He is scientific coordinator of the EU FP7 project NanoDefine (“Development of an integrated approach based on validated and standardized methods to support the implementation of the EC recommendation for a definition of nanomaterials”) and has been coordinating the FP7 project NanoLyse (“Analytical methods for detection and characterisation of engineered nanoparticles in food”). He was member of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Committee’s working group on nanotechnologies for food and feed applications.
Stefan Weigel graduated in Chemistry at the University of Hamburg/Germany where he also obtained a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. At Eurofins | Wiertz-Eggert-Jörissen (Hamburg/Germany), part of the international Eurofins Scientific group, he was responsible for coordination and management of research and development activities for the analysis of residues and contaminants. He was also head of the Eurofins Technology Transfer and Training Centre, facilitating the start-up and expansion of laboratories in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.