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Kai Bester


Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae Kai Bester


20.4.2005       Habilitation, (higher Doctorate), Environmental Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

1.11.1995         Ph.D. (Science, Marine Environmental) University Hamburg, Germany

2.5.1991          M.Sc. (Diplom), Chemistry, University Hamburg, Germany

20.7.1987        B.Sc. (Vordiplom), Chemistry University Hamburg, Germany


Since 2016 Full professor for environmental chemistry Department for Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Roskilde, DK. 

Since 2014 head of Center for Advanced Water Purification, Department for Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Roskilde, DK.

2010-2016  Senior Researcher/Assoc. Prof. National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Dept. Environmental Chemistry and -Microbiology, Roskilde, DK.                     

2008-2009      Ass. Prof. University Aalborg, Dept. of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg DK

2003-2007      Scientist/Assistant Professor (non tenure track) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, D.

2000-2003      Scientist at the Institute of Environmental Research, University of Dortmund, Germany.

1999-2000      Researcher at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements of the EU, in Geel, B.

1999-2000      Post-doc researcher at the University of Aachen, D.

Awards/Academic achievements:

Working group leader in COST action 636 Xenobiotics in urban water cycles.

Reviewing for the Swedish Research Council FORMAS

Convenor for the ESF workshop Chiral Xenobiotics March 26th-to 27th 2006, Birmingham University

Supervision: Kai Bester has been supervisor for 18 Masters or Diploma students and 15 PhD students and is supervising 7 ongoing internal projects and two external PhDs.

Publications: Kai Bester has published in total 183 publications in peer-reviewed journals (printed), and 124 conference contributions. ISI h - factor currently is 44 following Web of Science (7/2021) and 53 following google scholar.

Kai Bester is editor and main author of one book, Kai Bester is co-editor of one book and author of 4 book chapters in different books. Kai Bester is co-inventor in one patent.