Dr. Maria Ullrich



working group element-speciation



Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Building 4.0, room 222
phone: +49 341 235 1769


Research Interests

  • method development for the determination of metal and metalloid species via IC/HPLC coupled to ICP-MS and ESI-MS
  • investigation of the transformation of organometallic complexes during drinking water treatment (ozonation, photolysis, chlorination)

Current Projects

Gadsafe: Strategies to prevent free Gd in drinking water UnravelSAS: Unravelling the sinks, associations and speciation of critical elements antimony and germanium

Curriculum Vitae

since 06/2017 Postdoc at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research Leipzig
04/2013 - 05/2017 PhD project, University of Bayreuth
PhD thesis: "Preservation and analysis of sulfur isotopes in thioarsenates: New methods for the investigation of abiotic and biotic transformation processes"
10/2010 - 09/2012 Master of Science in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth
Master thesis: "Sulfur redox chemistry governs diurnal antimony and arsenic cycles at Champagne Pool, Waiotapu, New Zealand"
10/2007 - 09/2010 Bachelor of Science in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth
Bachelor thesis: "Stabilization of arsenic-sulfur species in iron-rich mineral waters and swamps of the Czech Republic"


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