Winter semester 2018



Prof. Dr. Navid Saleh, Department of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Topic: A Few Unanswered Questions at the Nano-scale: Role of Materials and System Complexity



Prof. Dr. Verena Winiwarter, Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Topic: Wicked Legacies. A tour through the darker alleys of the world



Dr. Ulrike Braun, Department of Materials Engineering, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany

Topic: Microplastics: degradation properties of polymers in environment



Prof. Dr. Ron Pinhasi, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

Topic: The paleogenomics of human migrations and evolution during the past 15,000 years



Prof. Dr. Erik Smolders, Division of Soil and Water Management, KU Leuven, Belgium

Topic: Phosphate mobility in soils as affected by colloidal transport and redox reactions



Dr. Christoph Wanner, Institute of Geology, Rock-Water Interaction group, University of Bern, Switzerland

Topic: Reactive transport of inorganic contaminants: insights from including stable isotopes in numerical simulations

Summer semester 2018


Prof. Dr. Thilo Behrends, Department of Earth Sciences – Geochemistry, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Topic: Redox processes in clay-rich sediments



Prof. Dr. Daniel Le Heron, Department for Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of Vienna, Austria

Topic: New perspectives on ancient ice ages: reimagining long-gone ice sheets using the sedimentary record


Prof. Dr. Ulf Skyllberg, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden

Topic: Transformation of mercury in Boreal soils and waters



Prof. Dr. Philip Brunner, Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Topic: Bridging the conceptual gaps between hydrology and hydrogeology using physically based modelling



Prof. Dr. Yuri Kazepov, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria

Topic: Do air quality policies and individual attitudes meet? Some results from the SEFIRA project04.06.2018



Prof. Dr. Christine Stumpp, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Topic: Tracer methods for quantifying water flow and transport processes in soils and groundwater



Prof. Dr. Walter Wenzel, Institute of Soil Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln, Austria



Winter semester 2017



Prof. Dr. Wei Chen (Nankai University) and Prof. Dr. Don Zhu (Peking University), China

Topic: Role of carbonaceous materials in mediating environmental abiotic transformation of organic contaminants




Dr. habil. Wiktor Kotowski, Department of Plant Ecology and Environmental Conservation, University of Warsaw, Poland

Topic: The miracle of fen mires: are we able to restore them as stable, self-sustaining and species-rich ecosystems?



Prof. Dr. Rebecca Klaper, School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA

Topic: Emerging contaminants as non-typical endocrine disruptors in freshwater systems



Dr. Martha Gledhill, Marine Biogeochemistry, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany

Topic: A holistic view of iron biogeochemistry in the ocean




Dr. Vladislav Chrastný, Department of Environmental Geosciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Topic: Cr isotopes as a valuable tracer of Cr(VI) reduction in polluted (ground)waters



Prof. Dr. Karsten Kalbitz, Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Topic: Does plant functional type affect chemical composition and degradation of peat along a temperature gradient?




Prof. Dr. Bernadett Weinzierl, Aerosol Physics & Environmental Physics Group, University of Vienna, Austria

Topic: Global measurements of fine and coarse mode aerosol: insights from recent aircraft field experiments

Summer semester 2017



Prof. Dr. Anna Sobek, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden

Topic: Linking chemical fate and biogeochemical cycles



Prof. Dr. Adrien Mestrot, Trace Element Speciation & Environmental Chemistry Group, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland

Topic: Biomethylation and biovolatilisation of arsenic and antimony. New insights into important microbial mechanisms



Prof. Dr. Jasquelin Peña, Environmental Geochemistry Lab, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Topic: Redox properties of birnessite nanoparticles: Insights from quick, fast and ultrafast spectroscopies



Dr. Serge Stoll, Department F.-A. Forel for Environmental and Aquatic Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Topic: Towards a better understanding of interaction-aggregation mechanisms between manufactured nanoparticles and environmental compounds



Dr. Natalia Ivleva, Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Topic: Microplastic in Environmental Samples: Focus on Raman Microspectroscopic Analysis