Working groups


Head: Dr. Carsten Vogt

Phone: +49 341 6025 1357

Dr. C. Vogt

Working areas: 
  • Characterization of biogeochemical processes on different scales
  • Identification of pollutant-degrading microbes in different habitats
  • Elucidation of degradation pathways and in-situ monitoring of microbial processes
  • Effects of therm. energy storage in aquifers on microorganisms
  • Underground hydrogen storage Risk assessment of microbial H2 oxidation
Sandstone heating

Head: Dr. Katrin Mackenzie

Phone: +49 0341 6025 1760

Dr. K. Mackenzie

Working fields: 
  • PFAS and PMOC removal from water
  • Photocatalysis, membrane composites, activators for persulphate
  • Water quality in the context of blue-green urban infrastructures.
  • Pd and Cu catalysts for the destruction of "conventional" pollutants

Head: Dr. Anett Georgi

Phone: +49 341 6025 1405

Dr. A. Georgi

Working areas: 
  • New sustainable methods and materials for water purification
  • Development of optimized carbon adsorbers for PFAS and PMOCs
  • Electroadsorption and desorption
  • Adsorber regeneration through on-site oxidation of adsorbed pollutants

Head: Dr. Ariette Schierz

Phone: +49 341 6025 1695

Dr. A. Schierz

Working areas:
  • Transfer of technical concepts to technical scale
  • Sustainable concepts for in-situ sorption barriers for PFAS
  • Development of sustainable purification options
  • Identification and investigation of urban pollutant sources
Mauerwerkstrocknung (Bild U.Roland, UFZ)

Head: Dr. Ulf Roland

Phone: +49 341 6025 1762

Dr. U. Roland

Working areas:
  • Radio waves
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogen
  • RWInnoTec
  • Thermal processes
  • Burning water
  • HyPro
LSI (Bild M. Gehre, UFZ)

Head: Dr. Matthias Gehre

Phone: +49 341 6025-1361

Dr. M. Gehre

Work areas:
  • Analysis of stable isotopes of light elements (H, C, N, O, S, Cl and Br)
  • Reference laboratory
  • On-line bulk and compound specific isotope analysis (BSIA and CSIA)
  • Service analysis

ProVis (Bild UFZ)


Dr. M. Schmidt   

Phone: +49 341 6025 1358

Dr. H. Stryhanyuk

Phone: +49 341 6025 1359

Work areas:

Identification and characterization of (bio)-chemical processes carried out by microorganisms in soil, water, plants, human tissue and blood using a combination of high-resolution structural and chemical imaging and high-resolution mass spectrometry for metabolomics, proteomics and metallomics.