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 model contaminant removal kinetics. 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.
Funded Studentships available in the Neumann Group:
ONE Planet DTP: Understanding the role of clay mineral reactions for Zn sequestration and release – APPLY before 18 January 2021