Ongoing

2020– NAMC – North Atlantic Microplastic Centre, Sparebankstiftelsen
2020–2023 MICRO-OPT – towards an environmental risk assessment of microplastics – optimization of monitoring methods and test battery for ecotoxicology testing, Handelens Miljøfond
2020–2023 REVEAL – Formation of small plastic particles in the environment and their bioavailability, accumulation and impacts on aquatic species, Norwegian Research Council (MILJØFORSK)
2019–2023 LimnoPlast – Microplastics in Europe’s freshwater ecosystems: From sources to solutions, European Commission, H2020 Innovative training network
2017–2020 PLAWES – Plastics in the model system Weser-Wadden Sea, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2016–2021 PlastX – Plastics as Systemic Risk for Social-Ecological Supply Systems, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Finished

2016–2019 MiWa – Microplastics in the water cycle, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2014–2019 Fate and effects of microplastics in large rivers, German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Infrastructure, Germany
2015–2017 FreshwaterMPs – Environmental fate and effects of microplastics in freshwater ecosystems, Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
2011–2017 ATHENE – Designing new technical wastewater treatment solutions targeted for organic micropollutant biodegradation, European Research Council, Final report summary
2015 Eco-Tox Box – Removal of estrogens and antiestrogens in wastewater by activated carbon treatment, Innovation fund for sustainable development, Tübingen University, Germany
2014–2015 Fate of estrogens and antiestrogens during advanced treatment of hospital wastewater, Ministry of Environment, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, Final report (in German)
2013 Pilot study on microplastics in freshwater ecosystems, Federal Institute for Hydrology, Germany
2012–2016 SchussenAktivplus, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2012–2015 ENDETECH, European Commission (FP7), Final report summary
2011–2015 TransRisk, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, Final report
2010–2011 Mitigation of micropollutants in the aquatic environment with emphasis to advanced wastewater treatment, Federal Environment Agency, Germany (conducted at the Federal Institute for Hydrology)
2007–2010 Characterization of Endocrine Disruptors from plastic materials by means of bioassays, Federal Environment Agency, Germany, Final report (in German)