Patrick Bäuerlein is a chemical researcher on the CWG team and focuses on the chemical water quality of the entire watercycle. Patrick mainly works on topics involving pollution detection and removal. Patrick is mainly interested in the topics micro/nano particles (including plastic), passive sampling and new analytical methods for monitoring and detecting organic micropollutants in water, particularly new mass spectrometric techniques. Over the past years, Patrick worked on various large national and international projects, such as NanoNextNL, TAPES and Solutions. Patrick studied chemistry at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He then started work on his PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of York (in England). During his studies and PhD, he gained experience in analytical, organic and technical chemistry.