Dr. Nina Maria Huittinen
Surface Processes
Phone: +49 351 260 2148

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Scientific career

Research fields

  • time-resolved laser fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS)
  • actinide-bearing solid phases and solid solution formation
  • actinide interactions at the solid/water interface
  • actinide complexation reactions in aqueous environments


  • since 07/2016: ThermAc (Aufklärung von Thermodynamik und Speziation von Actiniden bei höheren Temperaturen in Kombination von Schätzmethoden, spektroskopischen und quantenchemischen Methoden), funded by BMBF
  • 2014-2016: Conditioning (Fundamental studies on immobilization of long-lived radionuclides after incorporation into repository relevant ceramics), funded by BMBF


  • 2017: Radioecology, Dresden Technical University
  • 2015-2016: Radiochemistry, Dresden University of Applied Sciences
  • 2012-2013: Fundamentals of chemistry for biology students, University of Helsinki


Ph.D. theses

  • since 01/2017: Henry Lösch - Uranium(VI) complexation with inorganic ligands under elevated temperatures (25-90 °C)
  • since 12/2016: Manuel Eibl - Actinide incorporation in Zr-bearing phases: spectroscopic investigations of actinide-zirconia solid solutions
  • since 02/2015: Outi Elo - Np(V) sorption on bentonite and montmorillonite colloids and the influence of colloids on Np(V) migration through granitic rock
  • since 09/2014: Sinikka Virtanen - Competitive sorption of trivalent actinides on oxide mineral surfaces

M.Sc. theses

  • 2016: Henry Lösch - Site-selektive Fluoreszenz-Spektroskopie Untersuchungen an LnPO4-Keramiken für endlagerrelevante Zwecke, Dresden University of Applied Sciences
  • 2016: Manuel Eibl - Sorptions- und Inkorporationsuntersuchungen von Actiniden an Korund und Zirkonium(IV)-oxid, Dresden University of Technology
  • 2015: Outi Elo – Np(V) sorption onto montmorillonite, corundum and bentonite colloids, University of Helsinki
  • 2014: Jenna Knuutinen - Neptuniumin sorptio magnetiittiin, hematiittiin ja korundiin sekä neptuniumin spesiaatio liuoksessa ja mineraalipinnalla, University of Helsinki



Coordination chemistry of f-block metal ions with ligands bearing bio-relevant functional groups
Götzke, L.; Schaper, G.; März, J.ORC; Kaden, P.ORC; Huittinen, N.ORC; Stumpf, T.; Kammerlander, K. K. K.; Brunner, E.; Hahn, P.; Mehnert, A.; Kersting, B.; Henle, T.; Lindoy, L. F.; Zanoni, G.; Weigand, J. J.

A spectroscopic investigation of Eu3+ incorporation in LnPO4 (Ln = Tb, Gd1–xLux, x = 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1) ceramics
Lösch, H.; Hirsch, A.; Holthausen, J.; Peters, L.; Xiao, B.; Neumeier, S.; Schmidt, M.; Huittinen, N.;

Neptunium(V) transport in granitic rock: A laboratory scale study on the influence of bentonite colloids
Elo, O.; Hölttä, P.; Kekäläinen, P.; Voutilainen, M.; Huittinen, N.;


Local structural effects of Eu3+ incorporation into xenotime-type solid solutions with different host cations
Xiao, B.; Lösch, H.; Huittinen, N.ORC; Schmidt, M.ORC

Complexation of trivalent lanthanides (Eu) and actinides (Cm) with aqueous phosphates at elevated temperatures
Jordan, N.ORC; Demnitz, M.; Lösch, H.; Starke, S.; Brendler, V.ORC; Huittinen, N.ORC

A spectroscopic and computational study of Cm3+ incorporation in lanthanide phosphate rhabdophane (LnPO4·0.67H2O) and monazite (LnPO4)
Huittinen, N.; Scheinost, A. C.; Ji, Y.; Kowalski, P. M.; Arinicheva, Y.; Wilden, A.; Neumeier, S.; Stumpf, T.;

Sorption competition and kinetics of trivalent cations (Eu, Y and Cm) on corundum (α-Al2O3): a batch sorption and TRLFS study
Virtanen, S.; Meriläinen, S.; Eibl, M.; Rabung, T.; Huittinen, N.;


Probing structural homogeneity of La1-xGdxPO4 monazite-type solid solutions by combined spectroscopic and computational studies
Huittinen, N.; Arinicheva, Y.; Kowalski, P. M.; Vinograd, V. L.; Neumeier, S.; Bosbach, D.;

Batch sorption and spectroscopic speciation studies of neptunium uptake by montmorillonite and corundum
Elo, O.; Müller, K.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Bok, F.; Scheinost, A.; Hölttä, P.; Huittinen, N.;


Using Eu3+ as an atomic probe to investigate the local environment in LaPO4–GdPO4 monazite end-members
Huittinen, N.; Arinicheva, Y.; Schmidt, M.; Neumeier, S.; Stumpf, T.;

The specific sorption of Np(V) on the corundum (α-Al2O3) surface in the presence of trivalent lanthanides Eu(III) and Gd(III): a batch sorption and XAS study
Virtanen, S.; Bok, F.; Ikeda-Ohno, A.; Rossberg, A.; Lützenkirchen, J.; Rabung, T.; Lehto, J.; Huittinen, N.;


Cycloisomerization of 2-alkynylanilines to indoles catalyzed by carbon-supported gold nanoparticles and subsequent homocoupling to 3,3′-biindoles
Perea-Buceta, J. E.; Wirtanen, T.; Laukkanen, O.-V.; Mäkelä, M. K.; Nieger, M.; Melchionna, M.; Huittinen, N.; Lopez-Sanchez, J. A.; Helaja, J.;

A 1H and 27Al NMR investigation of Y(III) and Eu(III) interaction with kaolinite.
Huittinen, N.; Sarv, P:;Lehto, J.


New insight into Cm(III) interaction with kaolinite - influence of mineral dissolution.
Huittinen, N.; Rabung, Th.; Schnurr, A.; Hakanen, M.; Lehto, J.; Geckeis, H.


A proton NMR study on the specific sorption of yttrium(III) and europium(III) on γ-alumina [γ-Al2O3].
Huittinen, N.; Sarv, P.; Lehto, J.


A comparative batch sorption and time-resolved laser fluorescence spectroscopy study on the sorption of Eu(III) and Cm(III) on synthetic and natural kaolinite.
Huittinen, N.; Rabung, Th.; Andrieux, P.; Lehto, J.; Geckeis, H.


Sorption of Cm(III) and Gd(III) onto gibbsite, α-Al(OH)3: A batch and TRLFS study.
Huittinen, N.; Rabung, Th.; Lützenkirchen, J.; Mitchell, S.C.; Bickmore, B.R.; Lehto, J.; Geckeis, H.


Dr. Nina Maria Huittinen
Surface Processes
Phone: +49 351 260 2148