Steffen Kümmel

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Phone +49 (0) 341 6025 1362
Fax +49 (0) 341 6025 1443

Department Technical Biogeochemistry
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15,
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Steffen Kümmel

Curriculum Vitae

since 2022 Scientific lab manager of the Isotope Laboratory - Leipzig, Department Technical Biogeochemistry (up to 2023 Isotope Biogeochemistry) at the UFZ
2016 – 2022 PostDoc, Department Isotope Biogeochemistry at the UFZ
2011 – 2016 PhD-Student, University of Freiburg (Faculty of Biology) and UFZ (Department Isotope Biogeochemistry)
2008 – 2010 Master of Science in Biochemistry, University of Leipzig
2005 – 2008 Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Leipzig


My main interest is the development of analytical methods for the analysis of stable isotopes in order to improve the understanding of the lifecycle of chemicals in the environment. My research focuses on online stable isotope analysis using e.g. elemental analyzer (EA), gas chromatography (GC) or liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to conversion units and mass detectors, such as isotope-rato mass spectrometer (IRMS) and multi-collector ion coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICPMS). For more information on my expertise and technical facilities please consult the LSI website .

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