Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Surface Processes

Porträt Dr. Müller, Katharina; FWOG Dr. Katharina Müller
Phone:+49 351 260 - 2439
Email: k.muellerAthzdr.de
Address for visitors:Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden
Postal address:POB 51 01 19
01314 Dresden

Research interests

  • Aqueous environmental geochemistry of contaminants, in particular of the actinides and fission products
  • Mineral-water interfaces and interfacial reactions with (radioactive) contaminants
  • Application of spectroscopy, in particular ATR FT-IR spectroscopy for in-situ probing the molecular environment of aqueous solutions, surfaces and interfaces

Scientific career

  • Since 11/2010:
    Research associate at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Institute of Resource Ecology.
  • 06/2010-10/2010:
    Research associate at the Kyoto University, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Japan.
  • 03/2010-05/2010:
    Research associate at the École Nationale Supérieur de Chimie de Paris, Laboratoire d’Electrochimie, Chimie des Interfaces et Modélisation pour l’Energie, France.
  • 2010:
    PhD at the Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry: "Sorption processes of neptunium on alumosilicates. Vibrational spectroscopic investigations".
  • 06/2006-02/2010:
    Research associate at the Forschungszentrum Dresden Rossendorf (FZD), Institute of Radiochemistry, Germany.
  • 2006:
    Diploma in Waste Management and Contaminated Site Treatment at the TUD, Faculty of Forestry, Geo- and Hydro Science, Germany.
  • 09/2004-07/2005:
    Student research assistant at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Millenium Institute: “Water - a mineral approach”, Brazil.
  • 09/2002-07/2003:
    Student and research training at the New University of Lisbon (UNL), “GUECKO”, Portugal.

Important publications

Peer-reviewed papers


  • German Research Foundation (DFG) MU-3207/1-1 (04/2011-03/2014)
  • Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowship (06/2010-10/2010)
  • German Academic Exchange Service Graduate Fellowship (09/2004-03/2005)
  • SOCRATES programme Graduate Fellowship (09/2002-07/2003)

Leading organization of scientific events

  • International Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Actinide Spectroscopy "ATAS 2014", (03-07.11.2014)
  • International Workshop on Advanced Techniques in Actinide Spectroscopy "ATAS 2012", (05-07.11.2012)