Dr. Johanna Lippmann-Pipke
Head Reactive Transport
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4660

Katrin Gerstner
Secretary Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Secretariat / Research Site Leipzig
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4601, 4600
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4699

Lebenslauf Maria Poetsch - Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, HZDR

Maria Poetsch - Reactive Transport Division 


Research Interests | Projects | Publications

Research Interests

  • Processes affecting the mobility of radiometals in clay formations
  • Influence of organic compounds and salinity on mobility of radiometals in clay
  • Application of radiotracer studies and model simulations


Radiotracer studies (batch and column) for parameter quantification of the ternary system radiometal/fulvic acid/clay as a function of salinity 

Spatiotemporal transport experiments by means of GeoPET

Model simulations based on appropriate surface complexation models (NICA-Donnan, Tipping VI)


Ongoing Project (since 02/2013)

  • Geochemical behaviour and transport of radionuclides in saline systems with organic matter relevant to a final repository site (BMWi project, in cooperation with the division "Surface Processes") Description

Former Project (02/2012 – 01/2013)

  • Calixarene-Radiochemistry (02NUK014, BMBF) Description


  • Poetsch, M., Lippold, H.; Effects of ionic strength and fulvic acid on the adsorption of Tb3+ and Eu3+ onto clay. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 192 (2016) 146-151.
  • Haupt, S.; Handke, M.; Kuhnert, R.; Poetsch, M.; Kersting, B., Synthesis of calix[4]arene-based polycarboxylate ligands and their chemical immobilization onto controlled-pore glass. Tetrahedron 70 (2014) 5254-5259.
  • Haupt, S., Schnorr, R., Poetsch, M., Mansel, A., Handke, M., Kersting, B.; Extraction properties of 25,27-bis(carbonylmethoxy)calix[4]arenes towards Sr2+: competitive extraction and extraction in a synthetic groundwater. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 300 (2014) 779-786.
  • Poetsch, M.„Effect of ionic strength on the mobility of radionuclides in the presence of natural organic matter: Testing the Linear Additive Model” Oral presentation: Goldschmidt Conference 08.-13.06.2014, Sacramento (CA), United States of America.
  • Poetsch, M., „Extraktionsuntersuchungen von umweltrelevanten Radionukliden mit modifizierten Calix[4]arenen“. Oral presentation: ANAKON 2013 (GDCh, Fachgruppe Analytische Chemie) 04.-07.03.2013, Essen, Germany.
  • Poetsch, M., „Wechselwirkungsstudien von Radionukliden mit makrozyklischen, multifunktionalen Chelatliganden”. Master thesis (2012), University of Leipzig, Germany.