Professor Derk Brouwer
- Wits University
Professor Derk Brouwer from the School of Public Health started his professional career in the field of Occupational Hygiene in the Netherlands.
He obtained his PhD in Human Life Sciences in 2002 from the University of Utrecht. His major research interests over the last decade are exposure measurements strategy and nanomaterial safety, which earned him considerable international recognition, resulting in invitations for keynote and plenary presentations across the globe.
He initiated and chaired a series of workshops on International Harmonization of Exposure Strategies for Nanomaterials. From 2009 and 2015, he published 26 articles, one book, two book chapters, and two technical/policy reports. He was the first EU co-Chair of the EU-US Communities of Research Risk Assessment of nanomaterials. He is currently the Chair in Occupational Hygiene at Wits.