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Pim Leonards is professor in Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry. He has more than 20 years of experience in field and experimental studies related to environmental chemistry, analytical method development, bioaccumulation, indoor exposure assessment, and metabolomics. Nowadays, his focus is on emerging chemicals, indoor exposure assessment and metabolomics.

He participated in several national and research projects for the government, European commission, or industry. He was the coordinator of EU research project “Life Cycle Assessment of Environment-Compatible Flame Retardants (Prototypical Case Study) (ENFIRO)”. He also coordinated the EU “Developmental Neurotoxicity Assessment of Mixtures In Children (DENAMIC)”. Professor Leonards has a broad experience in trace organic analysis (e.g. brominated flame retardants, chlorinated paraffin’s), ecotoxicology, metabolomics, risk assessment and the organisation of workshops on contaminants. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles on the topics of environmental chemistry, analysis, ecotoxicology and metabolomics.


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1990: Master's Degree, Aquatic ecotoxicology, University of Amsterdam.

1997: PhD Analytical Chemistry (PCBs in mustelids; analysis, food chain transfer and critical levels), Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Ancillary activities

  • Uppsala University and Umea University | Uppsala en Umea | Evaluatie onderzoeksvoorstellen/PhD oppositie | 2017-11-01 - present
  • Nature in Stock | Rotterdam | Stockfotografie | 2018-01-01 - present
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Trondheim | PhD oppositie | 2021-03-22 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • Q Science
  • Metabolomics
  • Environmental pollution
  • Indoor
  • Flame retardants
  • Non-target screening
  • chemical analysis
  • emerging chemicals
  • chlorinated paraffins


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