The inclusion in the elite program is linked with funding of the research project AMSTEL (accumulation of micro plastics in reservoirs and lakes).
With the Elite Program for Postdoctoral Researchers, the Baden-Württemberg Foundation aims to promote outstanding young scientists and support them on their way to professorship. Each year, approximately 13 postdoctoral students from universities are selected for the Baden-Württemberg Foundation's elite program.
Stefan Haun has been accepted as a member of the Elite Programme for postdoctoral students of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. The inclusion in the elite program is coupled with project funding in the amount of € 132,000 for PhD students, researchers and equipment. Stefan Haun applied for admission in the elite programme with his research project AMSTEL. The aim of the AMSTEL project is to gain basic knowledge on the occurrence and the effects of MPP on sediment depositions in reservoirs. This newly generated knowledge forms the basis for a risk assessment with regard to a possible resuspension of sediments and micro plastic, and thus to avoid an increased risk for the ecosystem.
The expert committee of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation selected Mr. Haun and his project AMSTEL for the elite program at the end of 2019. AMSTEL will start in March 2020 and will run for 30 months.