Chang’er Chen got his first degree of Bachelor from Northwest A&F University, China in 2006. After that, he studied Environmental Science at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China and obtained his Master degree (MSc) in 2009 after three years’ work on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment and human. Then he moved to the U.K. as a PhD student mainly worked on development and applications of passive water samplers for polar organic contaminants (POCs) particularly for pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), pioneered the DGT for organics (o-DGT) passive sampler. He received his Doctorate in Environmental Science from Lancaster University in 2014. After two years working as a research associate at Lancaster Environment Centre, he joined Stockholm University in March 2016 as a postdoc researcher and works on assessment of the bioaccumulation of natural complex substances (NCS) in fish.
His research interests are the of fate, behaviour and effects of PPCPs and POPs, the development and application of passive sampling techniques for PPCPs and POPs, and the chemical management and regulation.