Our research focuses on redox processes at the mineral-water interface and how these processes impact water quality. Our work spans the broad range from understanding fundamental mechanisms of electron transfer to application of redox processes for contaminant transformation or removal, both in natural and engineered environments. To facilitate our research, we apply a variety of techniques to analyze organic compounds and inorganic species in aqueous phase, to characterize mineral phases, and are using stable isotopes as process tracers. Working at the interface of environmental engineering, soil science, and (bio)geochemistry, we are eager to address emerging and transdisciplinary questions related to water sustainability.
Now available: 3 fully funded PhD studentships within the Neumann group
Project 1: Understanding the role of clay mineral redox reactions for Zn sequestration and release (project ID: IAP2-19-150)
Project 2: Understanding Arsenic removal processes: passive treatment systems as proxies for natural environments (project ID: IAP2-19-147)
Project 3: Assessing the interactions of chlorinated solvents at clay mineral surfaces (project ID: IAP2-19-148)
To apply, please see guidance at the IAPETUS2 DTP homepage and/or contact Anke Neumann.
Further PhD studentship in association with the Neumann group: