Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reemtsma

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reemtsma
Head
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig


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analytik@ufz.de
+49 341 235 1261
+49 341 235 1238
+49 341 235 1443



Main Research Topics

Analytical Chemistry

  • Development of analytical methods for organic compounds in environmental compartments
  • Trace analysis of polar compounds in water by HPLC-MS/MS
  • Multimethods for the trace analysis of contaminants
  • Identification of metabolites formed in natural and technical transformation processes by mass spectrometric means

Trace Organic Compounds

  • Behaviour of trace pollutants in natural and engineered systems such as partially closed water cycles and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Concerted chemical and biological transformation of organic compounds
  • Metabolism of chemicals in humans
  • Pollutants at biogeochemical interfaces (soil/water, biofilm/water, etc)
  • Chemicals Testing

Natural Organic Matter

  • Characterisation of dissolved natural organic matter using ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS), including organic sulfur and nitrogen components
  • Formation and transformation of NOM in terrestrial, marine and atmospheric environment

Curriculum vitae

since 2011

Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Leipzig
Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the UFZ

2009

Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry at TU Berlin

2006-2010

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR, Berlin)
Head of Unit 81 ‘Contaminants in the Food Chain’
Head of the ‘National Reference Laboratory for Dioxins and PCB in Feed and Food’
Coordinator of the Department ‘Chemicals Safety’
Deputy of Unit 67 ‘Residue Analysis of Pesticides’

2003-2006

Senior Researcher at the Department of Water Quality Control of TU Berlin

2001-2003

Scientific Manager of the Research Centre ‘Water in Urban Areas’ of TU Berlin

2002

Habilitation in ‘Environmental Chemistry’

1995-2001

Senior Researcher at the Department of Water Quality Control of TU Berlin

1991-1994

Ph.D. thesis (Prof. Dr. Martin Jekel) at the Department of Water Quality Control of Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)

1988-1990

Pre-doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Biogeochemistry (Prof. E.T. Degens, Prof. Dr. Venugopalan Ittekkot), University of Hamburg

1988

Diploma in Chemistry, University of Hamburg


Functions

Member of the Board of the Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (“Fachgruppe Umweltchemie und Ökotoxikologie”) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)


Papers

2020 (16)

2019 (14)

2018 (8)

2017 (14)

2016 (18)

2015 (9)

2014 (8)

2013 (5)

2012 (4)