Ruud Steenbeek

Ruud Steenbeek

  • Scientific researcher

Ruud Steenbeek is a researcher in the Chemical Water Quality and Health team. In March 2020, he completed his Earth and Environment Master’s at Wageningen University, with a focus on aquatic ecology and water quality. While working on his thesis at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he studied the influence of N:P ratios on the toxicity of algae, and the impact of this toxicity on the swimming activity of fish. Ruud then did an internship at KWR, working on the application of wastewater-based epidemiology and analytical techniques to antibiotics and resistance genes in waste- and surface water. Based on this experience, Ruud will pursue his work at KWR on the EUSEME project on drug analysis in wastewater in Europe.