Thilo HOFMANN, Univ. Prof. Dr.
Chair

thilo.hofmann@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2C407 | Tel.: +43-1-4277-53320

Fax: +43-1-4277-853320

 

Research interests

Aquatic Geochemistry, Pollutant Dynamics, Hydrogeology, Nanogeosciences

 

Professor Thilo Hofmann received his Ph.D. in aquatic geochemistry from Bremen University in 1998. From 1999 he was first a post-doctoral scholar, and then Assistant Professor at Mainz University. Since 2005 Prof. Hofmann has been Full Professor and Chair for Environmental Geosciences at the University of Vienna. His group works in nanogeosciences, environmental impact of nanotechnology, investigates trace contaminants and sorption to carbonaceous materials and microplastic, and in hydrogeology, including vulnerability analysis. Prof. Hofmann served as Vice Dean of the Faculty for Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy from 2006 to 2012 and then as Dean of the Faculty until 2016. He is director of the University of Vienna's Environmental Research Network, which he established in 2014; the network includes more than 100 scientists from the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, law, and economics, aiming to tackle today’s environmental challenges.

Prof. Hofmann has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers over the last 10 years. He has received awards from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Berlin Technical University (the Erwin-Stephan Prize), and the German Water Chemical Society. In 2017 he was appointed Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (NC).

Publications

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Joshi, N, Liu, F, Watts, MP, Williams, H, Coker, VS, Schmid, D, Hofmann, T & Lloyd, JR 2018, 'Optimising the transport properties and reactivity of microbially-synthesised magnetite for in situ remediation' Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 4246, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21733-y


Abdolahpur Monikh, F, Praetorius, A, Schmid, A, Kozin, P, Meisterjahn, B, Makarova, E, Hofmann, T & von der Kammer, F 2018, 'Scientific rationale for the development of an OECD test guideline on engineered nanomaterial stability' NanoImpact, vol. 11, pp. 42-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.impact.2018.01.003


Gondikas, A, von der Kammer, F, Kaegi, R, Borovinskaya, O, Neubauer, E, Navratilova, J, Praetorius, A, Cornelis, G & Hofmann, T 2018, 'Where is the nano? Analytical approaches for the detection and quantification of TiO2 engineered nanoparticles in surface waters' Environmental Science: Nano, vol. 2018, no. 5, pp. 313-326. DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00952F


Sigmund, G, Huber, D, Bucheli, TD, Baumann, M, Borth, N, Guebitz, GM & Hofmann, T 2017, 'Cytotoxicity of biochar: A workplace safety concern?' Environmental Science and Technology Letters, vol. 4, no. 9, pp. 362-366. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00267


Weiss, VU, Urey, C, Gondikas, A, Golesne, M, Friedbacher, G, Von Der Kammer, F, Hofmann, T, Andersson, R, Marko-Varga, G, Marchetti-Deschmann, M & Allmaier, G 2016, 'Nano electrospray gas-phase electrophoretic mobility molecular analysis (nES GEMMA) of liposomes: Applicability of the technique for nano vesicle batch control' The Analyst, vol. 141, no. 21, pp. 6042-6050. DOI: 10.1039/c6an00687f


Dudkiewicz, A, Wagner, S, Lehner, A, Chaudhry, Q, Pietravalle, S, Tiede, K, Boxall, ABA, Allmaier, G, Tiede, D, Grombe, R, von der Kammer, F, Hofmann, T & Molhave, K 2015, 'A uniform measurement expression for cross method comparison of nanoparticle aggregate size distributions' The Analyst, vol. 140, no. 15, pp. 5257-5267. DOI: 10.1039/c5an00561b


Grombe, R, Allmaier, GM, Charoud-Got, J, Dudkiewicz, A, Emteborg, H, Hofmann, T, Larsen, EH, Lehner, A, Llinas, M, Loeschner, K, Molhave, K, Peters, R, Seghers, J, Solans, C, von der Kammer, F, Wagner, S, Weigel, S & Linsinger, TPJ 2015, 'Feasibility of the development of reference materials for the detection of Ag nanoparticles in food: neat dispersions and spiked chicken meat' Accrediation and Quality Assurance, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 3-16. DOI: 10.1007/s00769-014-1100-5


Micic Batka, V, Köster, J, Kruge, M, Engelen, B & Hofmann, T 2015, 'Bacterial wax esters in recent fluvial sediments' Organic Geochemistry, vol. 89-90, pp. 44-55.


Elsner, M, Schreglmann, K, Calmano, W, Bergmann, A, Vieth-Hillebrand, A, Wilke, FDH, Wollin, K-M, Georgi, A, Schmidt, W, Hofmann, T, Micic Batka, V, Vengosh, A & Mayer, B 2015, 'Comment on the German Draft Legislation on Hydraulic Fracturing: The Need for an Accurate State of Knowledge and for Independent Scientific Research' Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 6367-6369. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01921


Grombe, R, Charoud-Got, J, Emteborg, H, Linsinger, TPJ, Seghers, J, Wagner, S, von der Kammer, F, Hofmann, T, Dudkiewicz, A, Llinas, M, Solans, C, Lehner, A & Allmaier, G 2014, 'Production of reference materials for the detection and size determination of silica nanoparticles in tomato soup' Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol. 406, no. 16, pp. 3895-907. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-013-7554-1


Hofmann, T, Tröster, M, Happel, O, Sacher, F, Lipp, P & Brauch, H-J 2013, 'Rückhalt von Titandioxid-Nanopartikeln bei der Mikro- und Ultrafiltration' Vom Wasser - das Journal, vol. 111, no. 2, 31-66, pp. 47-49.


Weilhartner, A, Müllegger, C, Kainz, MJ, Mathieu, F, Hofmann, T & Battin, T 2012, 'Gravel pit lake ecosystems reduce nitrate and phosphate concentrations in the outflowing groundwater' Science of the Total Environment, vol. 420, no. 0, pp. 222-228.


Hofmann, T, Suckow, A, Darsow, A, Aggarwal, P & Gröning, M 2010, 'Direct-push profiling of isotopic and hydrochemical vertical gradients' Journal of Hydrology, vol. 385, no. 1-4, pp. 84-94.


Hofmann, T & Birk, S 2010, 'Themenheft: Hydrogeologie in Österreich' Grundwasser, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 3-4.


Pies, C, Hoffmann, B, Petrowsky, J, Yang, Y, Ternes, T & Hofmann, T 2008, 'Characterization and source identification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in river bank soils' Chemosphere, vol. 72, pp. 1594-1601.


Yang, Y, Liu, M, Xu, S, Hou, L, Ou, DN, Cheng, S & Hofmann, T 2006, 'HCHs and DDTs in sediment-dwelling animals from the Yangtze Estuary, China' Chemosphere, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 381-389. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.04.102


Hofmann, T, Baumann, T, Bundschuh, T, von der Krammer, F, Leis, AP, Schmitt, D, Schäfer, T, Thieme, J, Totsche, KU & Zänker, H 2003, 'Aquatic colloids: Definition and relevance - A review' Grundwasser, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 203-213. DOI: 10.1007/s00767-003-0001-z


Hofmann, T, Baumann, T, Bundschuh, T, von der Krammer, F, Leis, AP, Schmitt, D, Schäfer, T, Thieme, J, Totsche, KU & Zänker, H 2003, 'Aquatic colloids: Sampling and characterization - A review' Grundwasser, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 213-223. DOI: 10.1007/s00767-003-0002-y


Calmano, W, Bilitewski, U, Flemming, H-C, Hofmann, T, Peiffer, S, Ternes, T & Wilken, RD 2001, 'The German water chemical society: Actual trends and fields of research in the principle committee "basic research"' Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica, vol. 29, no. 6-7, pp. 419-427.


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