Dr. Katrin Mackenzie

Dr. Katrin Mackenzie


Dr. Katrin Mackenzie
Senior Scientist,
Deputy Head of the Department

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

Phone +49 341 235 1760 (Büro)
+49 341 235 1584 (Labor)
+49 341 235 1673 (Labor)
Fax +49 341 235 45 1760

Professional Career


Diploma in Chemistry and PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) 1991 from Technical University Leuna-Merseburg with focus on Organometallic Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Board Membership

Member of the Supervisory Board of the UFZ since July 2017.

since 2015

Head of working group ”Environmental catalysis – Reductive Processes“

since 1994

Scientist at UFZ


Postdoctoral Research Associate, State University of New York, Binghamton, USA


Scientific Assistant, Technical University Leuna-Merseburg


Scientific work stay (4 months) at Oxford University (UK)


Scientific work stay (5 months) at Institute of Catalysis of the Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk

Research Areas

chemical methods for water treatment, groundwater treatment, nanoremediation, Carbo-Iron®, environmental catalysis, reduction methods, dehalogenation of organic pollutants, nanocatalysts for wastewater treatment, palladium- and copper catalysts, targeted subsurface particle transport, activation of persulfate for water treatment, halogenated micropollutants, poly- und perfluorinated surfactants



Development of composite materials for sorption and destruction of ”conventional“ and „new“ halogenated groundwater pollutants (German BMBF-funded Project with 5 partners, grant agreement number 03XP0090A, time period 02/2017 – 06/2020)


Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment (EU-Project with 27 Partners, Grant agreement no: 309517, time period 02/2013 – 01/2017) 


Mikrobial synthesis and recycling of hybrid palladium nano-catalysts and their utilizationin treatment of persistent environmental pollutants (German BMBF-funded project, grant agreement number 03X3571B, time period 02/2013 – 01/2016)


Iron-based nanoparticles and nanocomposite structures for removal of pollutants from ground- and wastewater (German BMBF-funded project, grant agreement number 03X0082A, time period 04/2010 – 12/2013)