Adrian Monteleone comes from the Black Forest (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany. He began his academic career with a B.Sc. in Molecular and Technical Medicine at Hochschule Furtwangen University. He extended his skills with two Master's degrees in Medical Diagnostic Technologies and in the field of Medical Technology in Technical Physician at Hochschule Furtwangen University. During these Master's programmes he established a research project on micro- and nanoplastics and their effects and new detection methods in biological matrices.
An approved doctoral scholarship gave him the opportunity to specialise and, during his doctorate, to develop new methods for the characterisation and differentiation of micro- and nanoplastics. In this doctoral thesis he is supervised by Prof. Folker Wenzel (Faculty of Medical and Life Sciences) from Hochschule Furtwangen University and Prof. Daniel Dietrich (Human and Environmental Toxicology) from the University of Konstanz.