Ian Cousins

External Relations Coordinator
Room: T520
Phone: + 46 8 16 4012

Research Interests and Biographical Information

Research Interests. My research comprises a combination of experimental and modelling approaches to investigate the sources, transport, fate and exposure of contaminants. In recent years, I have focused on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which due to their unique environmental chemistry offer exciting new research opportunities. I work closely with analytical chemists in our department to better understand the behaviour of PFAS and other substances.

Biographical Information. I earned a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry at the University of York (1989) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management at the University of Surrey (1991) before working as an Environmental Chemist in the water industry for 4 years (1991-1995). I returned to academia and earned a PhD at Lancaster University (1998), then worked as a Postdoc in Contaminant Fate Modelling at Trent University in Canada (1998-2001), and as a Visiting Researcher in Contaminant Fate Modelling at Stockholm University (2002-2004). I took a position as Assistant Professor at Stockholm University in 2004, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and Full Professor in 2012. I have published 185 peer-reviewed journal articles and 10 book chapters, which have been well cited (designated as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2018 and 2020). In 2020, we kicked off the PERFORCE3 project, which is a Europe-wide multi-partner doctoral research training programme in the field of PFAS coordinated by Stockholm University and funded by H2020. In 2021, we kicked off the ZeroPM project, which is a multipartner research project funded by H2020 and targeting PFAS and vPvB/PMT substances. I previously worked as Associate Editor of Chemosphere (2012-2018) and became Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology in 2020 and Associate Editor of Environmental Au in 2021.

Latest scientific papers

ACS Environmental Au – How to Improve the Reach of Your Open Access Research

Praetorius, A.; Cousins, I.T.
2022 | ACS Environ. Au | 2 (5) (373-375)

Outside the Safe Operating Space of a New Planetary Boundary for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

2022 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 56 (16) (11172-11179)

Probing the impact of a phytoplankton bloom on the chemistry of nascent sea spray aerosol using high-resolution mass spectrometry

Radoman, N.; Christiansen, S.; Johansson, J.H..; Hawkes, J.A.; Bilde, M.; Cousins, I.T.; Salter, M.E.
2022 | Environ. Sci. Atmos. | 2 (1152)

Grouping of PFAS for Human Health Risk Assessment: Findings from an Independent Panel of Experts

Anderson, J.K.; Brecher, R.W.; Cousins, I.T.; DeWitt, J.; Fiedler, H.5.; Kannan, K.; Kirman, C.R.; Lipscomb, J.8.; Priestly, B.; Schoeny. R.; Seed, J.; Verner, M.; Hays, S.M.
2022 | Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. | 134 (105226)

European scale assessment of the potential of ozonation and activated carbon treatment to reduce micropollutant emissions with wastewater

Pistocchi, A.; Alygizakisj, N.A.; Brack, W.; Boxall, A.; Cousins, I.T.; Drewes, J.E.; Finckh. S.; Gallé, T.; Launay, M.A.; McLachlan, M.S.; Petrovic, M.; Schulze, T.; Slobodnik, J.; Ternes, T.; Van Wezel, A.; Verlicchi, P.; Whalley, C.
2022 | Sci. Total Environ. | 848 (157124)

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