Prof. Dr. Frank-Dieter Kopinke


Prof. Dr. Frank-Dieter Kopinke    
Former Head of Department

Department of Environmental Engineering
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel. 0341 235 1071


2003 - 2021

Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

since 1998

Professor of Technical Environmental Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, University Leipzig

1991 - 2003

Senior Scientist in the Department of Remediation Research at UFZ

1991 - 1992

Substitute professorship of Technical Chemistry at the TU Berlin

1989 - 1991

Guest scientist at the Reichsuniversity Gent (Belgien), Institute of Petrochemical Technology (G.F. Froment)

1986 / 1992

Promotion B on "Coke formation during steam-cracking of hydrocarbons" at the Academy of Sciences of the GDR and Habilitation for Technical Chemistry at the University Leipzig

1975 - 1989

Scientist at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the AdW in Leipzig


PhD at the TH Leuna-Merseburg under the supervision of W. Pritzkow on "Kinetics of sulfochlorination of paraffins"

1970 - 1973

Chemistry studies and Diploma at the TH Leuna-Merseburg

1968 - 1970

Special courses of chemistry and university-entrance diploma at the TH Leuna-Merseburg

Present Fields of Research

Environmental chemistry, environmental catalysis, catalysis in water, catalysis with nanoparticles, Pd-based catalysts, oxidation and reduction of organic compounds, halogenated organic compounds, remediation technologies, treatment of wastewaters and contaminated groundwaters, isotope fractionation by physical processes and chemical reactions, sorption and mobility of organic compounds in environmentals compartments.

Recent Publications