Who we are

SOPLAS is a multi-disciplinary and intersectoral innovative training network of the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions). The  network is established by promoting scientific exchange between ten European research institutions and a research-oriented industry partner, with the network devoted to investigating soil pollution in an ecologically relevant manner with complementary research foci and methods. The network builds on and extends already established and fruitful cooperations between academia and industry, initiate new cooperations, and promotes cooperation among industry partners.
Overall, the SOPLAS ETN contributes to the education of a new generation of environmental scientists with profound knowledge across the analysis, origin, fate and effects of plastics in soil as well as its socio-economic implications. SOPLAS brings together a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of senior and early stage researchers (ESRs) and connect as well as train the next generation of highly-skilled environmental professionals.

Our Project Team:

Peter Fiener
(Project Coordinator)

Florian Wilken
(Project Manager)

  • Melanie Braun
  • Wulf Amelung
  • José A. Gómez
  • Blanca B. Landa
  • Christine Stumpp
  • Guiseppe Brunetti
  • Rita Hoster
  • Violette Geisen
  • Paula Harkes
  • Michael Sander
  • John Quinton
  • Crispin Hallsal
  • Maria J.I. Briones
  • Ashar Aftab
  • Riccardo Scarpa
  • Jens Reiber
  • Annika Batel
  • Kristof Van Oost
  • Marco Kunaschk
  • Katrin Mögele
  • Marcus Kratschke
  • Chris Jones
  • Matthias Mail
  • Torsten Scherer
  • José Paulo Sousa
  • Tomáš Kendík
  • Tomáš Dostál
  • David Zumr
  • Josef Krasa

Our ESRs:

ESR01

Manuel Barrientos Cifuentes

ESR02

Alessandro Fabrizi

ESR03

Stoyana Peneva

ESR04

Olivia Wrigley

ESR05

Nhu Phan 

ESR06

Ana Carolina Cugler Moreira

ESR07

Flora Wille

ESR08

Davi Munhoz

ESR09

Giovana Macan

ESR10

Elise Quigley

ESR11

Ahsan Maqbool

ESR12

Wang Li

ESR13

Emilee Severe

ESR14

Saunak Sinha Ray

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