Prof. Dr. Cornelius Fischer

Head of Department
Reactive Transport
Phone: +49 351 260 4660

Katrin Gerstner

Secretary Reactive Transport
Secretary Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Research Site Leipzig
Phone: +49 351 260 4601

Nadja Pedrosa Gil

Business administration Reactive Transport
Business administration Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Phone: +49 351 260 4690

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Projects of the Department of Reactive Transport

Ongoing projects of the Department of Reactive Transport

PET Lab at the facility Leipzig ©Copyright: André Künzelmann

PET Lab at the facility Leipzig

Foto: André Künzelmann


  • Research Training Group 2721: Hydrogen Isotopes, 2021-2026, DFG-funded, cooperation partner: Universität Leipzig, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM)

  • MgO-C3: MgO-Beton C3 als langzeitbeständiges und schnellwirksames Verschlusselement für Schachtverschlüsse zukünftiger HAW-Endlager im Salinar, 2022-2025, BMUV-funded

  • RENA: Biologische Radionuklidentfernung durch Nutzung natürlicher Assoziationsprozesse, 2021-2025, BMBF-funded, cooperation partner: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Leibniz-Universität Hannover, VKTA Rossendorf

  • WTZ-Granite: Improved predictability of radionuclide migration in granite rock fracture zones: Parametrization and validation of reactive transport models, 2021-2024, BMWK/BMUV-funded, cooperation partner: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

  • MAGIC: Chemo-mechanical aging of cementitious materials, 2019-2024, EURAD WP16

  • FUTURE: Fundamental understanding of radionuclide retention, 2019-2024, EURAD WP5

  • CROSSING: Nanoparticles, Helmholtz European Partnering-funded, cooperation partner: Jožef Stefan Institute Ljubljana, 2019-2023

  • SURFBIO: Understanding the interactions of biocolloids with surfaces, 2020-2023, Horizon 2020-funded

Selection of completed projects

  • ResKin_Move (2020-2023) BMBF-funded, cooperation partner: U Bremen, U Greifswald, U Mainz, KIT, Fraunhofer ITWM
  • iCross (2018-2021) (HGF & BMBF)
  • Stroefun (2019-2022) (BMWi)
  • MgO-S3 (2019-2022) (BMWi)
  • ResKin (2017-2020) (BMBF)
  • CEBAMA: Cement-based materials, properties, evolution, barrier functions EURATOM, NFRP 6 (2015-2019)
  • SE-FLECX: Selective liquid-liquid extraction of La and Ac by means of preorganised calixarenes. BMBF-r4 (2015-2018)
  • BioMore: Quantifying the influence of flow topology (PET/CT) on bioleach efficiency in Blackshale. H2020 (2015-2018)
  • NanoSuppe: Fate of nanoparticles in waste water: TiO2, MWCNT, CeO2, Quantum Dots. BMBF (2014-2017)
  • EcoMetals: Visualising ore metal mobilisation from Blackshale by means of PET. BMBF/ANR (2014-2017)
  • NetFlot: Network of infrastructure: Modeling the Flotation Process. H2020 - EIT KIC RawMaterial (2016-2018)
  • NuWaMa: Expansion of a German-Czech Collaboration in the Field of Nuclear Waste Management BMBF (2016-2018)
  • GRaZ: Geochemical retention of radionuclides at alterated cement phases. BMWi (2015-2018)

  • Radiotoxic metal mobility in clay: Complexation, sorption, and diffusion at high ionic strength. BMWi (2003-2015)
  • cntTrack: Transport of technical carbon nanoparticles in geomatrices. DFG FR1643/3-1 (2012-2015)
  • nanoTrack: Investigation of the life cycle of nanoparticles be means of [45Ti]TiO2 and [105Ag]Ag0. BMBF (2011-2014)
  • Performance study and optimizations of the GeoPET-method by means of Monte-Carlo simulations. BMWi (2010-2014)
  • Biogeo-interfaces in soils: Imaging organic target compound migration in soils. DFG Li872/5-1 (2010-2013)
  • Calixarene-Radiochemistry: Assessment of element selectivity and sorbing capacity. BMBF (2010-2013)
  • QNano projects: Radiolablelling of nanoparticles using cyclotron techniques. JRC-TAF-341, JRC-TAF-348, JRC-TAF-349 (2014/15)
  • QNano projects: Radiolablelling of nanoparticles using cyclotron techniques. JRC-TAF-13,JRC-TAF-23, JRC-TAF-119 (2012)
  • QNano projects: Radiolablelling of nanoparticles using cyclotron techniques. JRC-TAF-167, JRC-TAF-168 (2013)
  • Stassfurt: Fluid transport in rock salt - spatial distribution and dynamics. BMBF (2006-2010)
  • DAFGAS-I: Drilling Active Faults in South African Mines. Geogas transport after mine induced seismicity. DFG Li872/3-1,2 & ER123/19 (2005-2009)
  • NAGRA: Colloidal transport and dual phase flow PET-experiments for the Grimsel test site. NAGRA (2009-2013)
Cyclotron at the research facility Leipzig ©Copyright: André Künzelmann

Cyclotron at the research facility Leipzig

Foto: André Künzelmann