Frederic Béen PhD

Frederic Béen PhD

  • Scientific researcher

Frederic Béen works as a researcher in the Chemical Water Quality & Health team. His work focuses on the implementation of instrumental techniques for the analysis of (waste)water, as well as data analysis and visualization. Over the past years he worked on the development of wastewater analysis as a tool to monitor human health at the population scale. In particular, his research consisted in developing instrumental methods for the analysis of wastewater samples, and the implementation of statistical frameworks for the interpretation and triangulation of environmental and epidemiological data. After concluding his PhD, he was appointed by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to plan nationwide sampling schemes to monitor the use of illicit and prescription drugs via wastewater analysis. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, where he focused on extending the use of wastewater analysis to monitor human health, in particular population-wide exposure to carcinogens and environmental contaminants.