Name : Kay Knöller
Occupation : Geochemist/Hydrogeologist
Nationality : German

since 07/2017:
Group leader "Matter flux dynamics and flow systems" (UFZ-Halle)

07/2002 - 06/2017:
Research scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Head of the Stable Isotope Group of the Department of Catchment Hydrology and of the Stable Isotope Laboratory (UFZ-Halle)

09/1999 - 06/2002:
PostDoc at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ):
Project: Isotope analytical assessment of the sulfur cycling in agriculturally used catchment areas 

07/1996 - 08/1999:
PhD student at the University of Leipzig and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ):
PhD in hydrogeology, Title of the PhD-Thesis: “Application of stable environmental isotopes for assessing hydrochemical processes in lignite mining landscapes”

03/1995 - 06/1996:
Research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, USA
1. Branch of Isotope Geology (Sr- and Nd isotope ratios as tools for the assessment of the magma evolution of granitic plutons)
2. Water Resources Division (Isotope analysis of nitrate for the investigation of hydrochemical nitrogen transformations)

12/1993 - 03/1995:
Research scientist at the University of Leipzig, Institute for Mineralogy:
Project: Utilization of power plant fly ash for the re-cultivation of lignite mining landscapes

02/1990 - 11/1993:
Graduate study of geology/palaeontology and mineralogy at the University of Göttingen, Focus on isotope geochemistry and hydrogeochemistry
Diploma in Mineralogy
Diploma Thesis about postmagmatic water-rock interactions in granitic plutons of the Harz Mountains
Supervisor: Prof. Jochen Hoefs

09/1988 - 01/1990:
Undergraduate study of geology/palaeontology at the University of Greifswald