Dr. Thorsten HÜFFER

University of Vienna
Research Faculty
Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, UZA II
Room 2C409
A-1090 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-4277-53383

Research interests

Fate and effects of emerging contaminants including microplastics  in the environment; application of nanomaterials in analytical chemistry pre-concentration techniques; phase transfer processes: (modeling of) fate and transport of organic compounds in environmental systems.

Curriculum vitae

since 2018: Research Faculty at the Department for Environmental Geosciences

2022: Habilitation in Environmental Chemistry at University of Vienna

2019-2022:  Vice Head of the Department

2013-2018: Assistant at the Department for Environmental Geosciences

2014: Doctorate degree in natural science (Dr. rer. nat.) Thesis title: “Sorption of non-ionic organic compounds by carbon-based nanomaterials – Systematic characterization, modeling, and application”.

2010-2013: PhD student / research assistant, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

2008-2010: M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2005-2008: B.Sc. in Water Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany


  • Member of expert committee „Polymers in the aquatic environment“ within the Waterchemistry Society
  • Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • Member of the German Waterchemical Society
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  • Member of the Center for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU)