Prof. Dr. ir. Filip M G Tack is professor in biogeochemistry of trace elements and head of the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry of Ghent University. He is coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus master programme "International Master in Environmental Science and Engineering".
Recent research topics include the study of the occurrence, chemical speciation and behaviour of trace metals in riparian zones and dredged sediment disposal sites, treatment of waste water using plant based systems, and management/remediation of moderate metal contamination using phytoremediation and phytostabilisation. He is author or co-author of about 170 publications in international journals (h-index 33), 6 chapters in books and more than 100 contributions to international congresses.
He teaches in topics related to analytical chemistry, environmental and soil chemistry, and soil remediation. He is currently associate editor of “The Science of the Total Environment” and member of the editorial board of “Environmental Pollution” and “The Scientific World Journal”.