Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Chemistry of the f-elements

Dr. Astrid Barkleit
Phone:+49 351 260 - 3136, 2512, 2518
Email: a.barkleitAthzdr.de
Address for visitors:Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden
Postal address:POB 51 01 19
01314 Dresden

Scientific career

  • Seit 2000:
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institute of Resource Ecology, scientific staff member
  • 2007-2014:
    Technische Universität Dresden, Radiochemistry Division, research associate
  • 2000-2004:
    Universität Rostock, postgraduate studies in Environmental Protection, Diploma in Life Sciences
  • 1999-2000:
    Leibniz Institute for New Materials Saarbrücken, research associate
  • 1999:
    Universität des Saarlandes Saarbrücken, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, PhD thesis: "Synthesis and Investigations of Structure and Reactivity of Metalchelatkomplexes of Tridentate Disilazane Ligands"
  • 1996-1998:
    Universität des Saarlandes, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, research associate
  • 1989-1996:
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Universität des Saarlandes, Diploma in Chemistry

Research experience

  • Actinide speciation in biosystems and in aqueous solutions, namely U(VI), Cm(III), Am(III) and Eu(III)
  • Application of various spectroscopic techniques, in particular time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS)


  • TransAqua - Transfer of radionuclides in aquatic ecosystems. Subproject Biokinetic models: "Spectroscopic determination of the binding form (speciation) of trivalent actinides and lanthanides in biofluids of the human intestinal tract and in the blood" (KVSF, BMBF, 02NUK030F)
  • Joint Project: Retention of repository-relevant radionuclides in natural clay rocks and in saline systems. Subproject: "Thermodynamics of the interaction of An(III)/Ln(III) with borate and organic repository-relevant ligands" (BMWi, 02E11021)
  • Joint Project: Interaction and transport of actinides in natural clay rock with consideration of humic substances and clay organics. Subproject: "Investigations of temperature dependence of complexation and sorption of trivalent actinides in the system actinid-NOM-natural clay rock-aquifer" (BMWi, 02E10417)
  • Binding form of Cm(III) and Eu(III) in human body fluids (saliva, urine) (DFG, BE2234/10-1/2)
  • The mobilization of actinides by microbial ligands taking into consideration the final storage of nuclear waste. Interactions of selected actinides with pyoverdins and related model compounds. (BMBF, 02E9985)

Important publications

Peer-reviewed papers