About “Roland Kallenborn”


Professor of Organic Analytical chemistry at NMBU, Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (KBM),  and University of the Arctic Chair of Environmental Pollution Research

Personal information:

He is educated in biology and chemistry from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and was awarded the doctorate degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Hamburg (Germany) in 1993 for a comprehensive study on persistent organic pollutant (POP) levels in common eiders (Somateria mollissima (L.)). He is currently employed as a professor at the Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University Life Sciences (NMBU-KBM) in Ås and affiliated with the NMBU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology (MatInf), toxicology laboratory as an internal scientific advisor. In addition, He holds an adjunct Researcher position at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT, PR China).

His research is combining modern chemical analysis techniques and risk assessments for various types of organic contaminants (legacy and emerging organic xenobiotics) in food and environments. For this research work, He is applying modern trace analysis techniques including high-performance liquid and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and other relevant detectors. His current geographic focus is on Arctic contaminants research and contaminants in food.

During his courses but also for research projects, He is applying state-of-the-art organic analytical methods for the quantitative, trace-level identification of organic environmental pollutants also in Arctic environmental samples.