Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Surface Processes

Dr. Madlen Stockmann
Phone:+49 351 260 4675
Email: m.stockmannAthzdr.de
AddressPermoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Scientific career

  • Since 2008:
    Research Assistant at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR), Institute of Resource Ecology
  • 2004 - 2008:
    Ph.D. Student at the Institut für Interdisziplinäre Isoptenforschung at University of Leipzig, Promotion in Geology
  • 2002 - 2003:
    Research Assistant at the Institut für Interdisziplinäre Isoptenforschung at University of Leipzig
  • 1996 - 2002:
    University of Leipzig, Diploma in Geology

Research work

  • Development of innovative approaches (smart Kd concept) in safety assessment for nuclear waste disposals
  • Geochemical modeling of sorption and transport processes of heavy metals and radionuclides in complex systems with PHREEQC
  • Surface processes at mineral interfaces
  • Understanding weathering and transport processes in the area of historical mining dumps


  • 2016 - 2017: NuWaMa Project "Expansion of a German-Czech Collaboration in the Field of Nuclear Waste Management", funded by German BMBF
  • 2016 - 2018: NetFlot Project "Network of Infrastructure: Modeling the Flotation Process" (funded by KIC EIT Raw Material, EU-Project)
  • 2012 - 2016: WEIMAR Project "Further Development of the smart Kd-Concept for Long-Term Safety Assessment", Cooperation project with GRS (funded by German BMWi, FKZ: 02 E 11072B)
  • 2008 - 2012: ESTRAL Project "Realistic Integration of Sorption Processes in Transport Programs for Long-Term Safety Assessments", Cooperation project with GRS (funded by German BMWi, FKZ: 02 E 10528)

Special Training

  • 2009: Summer school, PHREEQC workshop (5th - 9th Oktober)
  • 2016: Hydrogeochemical transport modeling with PHREEQC (22nd - 26th August)


  • 2004: 2nd Poster award at "Geologischen Jahrestagung".


  • Since 1998: Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft (DGG)



Effect of glutamic acid on copper sorption onto kaolinite - batch experiments and surface complexation modeling
Karimzadeh, L.; Barthen, R.; Stockmann, M.; Gruendig, M.; Franke, K.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.;

Smart Kd-values, their uncertainties and sensitivities - Applying a new approach for realistic distribution coefficients in geochemical modeling of complex systems
Stockmann, M.; Schikora, J.; Becker, D.-A.; Flügge, J.; Noseck, U.; Brendler, V.;


The Sorption Processes of U(VI) onto SiO2 in the Presence of Phosphate: from Binary Surface Species to Precipitation
Comarmond, M. J.; Steudtner, R.; Stockmann, M.; Heim, K.; Müller, K.; Brendler, V.; Payne, T. E.; Foerstendorf, H.;

Macroscopic and spectroscopic characterization of uranium(VI) sorption onto orthoclase and muscovite and the influence of competing Ca2+
Richter, C.; Müller, K.; Drobot, B.; Steudtner, R.; Großmann, K.; Stockmann, M.; Brendler, V.;


Spectroscopic evidence for selenium(IV) dimerization in aqueous solution
Kretzschmar, J.; Jordan, N.; Brendler, E.; Tsushima, S.; Franzen, C.; Foerstendorf, H.; Stockmann, M.; Heim, K.; Brendler, V.;


Sorption of U(VI) onto Opalinus Clay: Effects of pH and humic acid
Joseph, C.; Stockmann, M.; Schmeide, K.; Sachs, S.; Brendler, V.; Bernhard, G.;

Geochemical study of different-aged mining dump materials in the Freiberg mining district, Germany
Stockmann, M.; Hirsch, D.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Kupsch, H.;