Dr. Hans-Hermann Richnow

Head of the Department

Contact / Address:


Phone +49 (0) 341 235 1212
Fax +49 (0) 341 235 1443

Department Isotope Biogeochemistry
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Dr. Hans-Hermann Richnow
Current Head of the Department Isotope Biogeochemistry
1998 Habilitation in Biogeochemistry (Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry) at the University of Hamburg
1991 Ph.D. in Organic Geochemistry (Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry)
1986 Diploma in Geology (GPI, Faculty of Geoscience)

The research of the Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry focuses on the application of stable isotope techniques to characterise the biogenic transformation of organic chemicals in soils and aquifers and to anaerobic biodegradation of organic contaminants.