PD 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

Administrative Mitarbeiterin
Reactive Transport
Phone: +49 351 260 4690

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Department of Reactive Transport

Reactive Transport

Research interest

  • Heterogeneity of surface reactivity, including sorption and dissolution reactions. We apply experimental and numerical methods for quantifying and predicting surface reaction rates using rate maps.
  • Transport in complex porous materials. We develop inert and reactive radionuclide tracers by using our cyclotron lab and apply positron emission tomography (PET). We utilize and develop numerical methods for transport analysis at the pore scale and above.
  • Nanomaterials in the environment. We analyze the interaction of nanoparticles and colloids with complex substrate materials, including mineral surfaces and biomaterials.
  • Theoretical Chemistry. We develop computational tools for describing chemical and physical phenomena at an atomistic level together with our colleagues from TU Dresden, Prof. Heine’s group.
  • Our research is motivated and driven by the application in nuclear safety research. With our research, we provide critical links to earth, environmental, and material sciences.

Latest Publication

Synthesis, Structures and Photophysical Properties of Tetra- and Hexanuclear Zinc Complexes Supported by Tridentate Schiff Base Ligands

Severin, T.; Karabtsova, V.; Börner, M.; Weiske, H.; Kuc, A. B.; Kersting, B.

The synthesis, structure and photophysical properties of two polynuclear zinc complexes, namely Zn6 L2 (μ3 -OH)2 (OAc)8 ] (1) and [Zn4 L4 (μ2 -OH)2 * emission. Other biologically relevant ions, i.e., Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Mn2+, Fe2+, Co2+, Ni2+ and Cu2+, did not give rise to a fluorescence enhancement.


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Reactive Transport

Head/ Administration

NameBld./Office+49 351 260EmailPosition/Tasks
Fischer PD Dr., CorneliusL9.3/2124660
c.fischerAthzdr.deHead of Department
Gerstner, KatrinL9.3/2174601
k.gerstnerAthzdr.deSecretary Reactive Transport
Secretary Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Research Site Leipzig
Pedrosa Gil, NadjaL9.3/2214690
n.pedrosa-gilAthzdr.deAdministrative Mitarbeiterin


NameBld./Office+49 351 260EmailPosition/Tasks
Becker, AlexandraL9.3/2114692
a.beckerAthzdr.dePhD student
Eren, IsmailL9.3/2114692
i.erenAthzdr.dePhD student
Gouatieu Dongmo, ElviraL9.3/211e.gouatieu-dongmoAthzdr.dePhD Student
Hilpmann, Stephan801/P3062860
Jha, Gautamg.jhaAthzdr.dePhD Student
Kulenkampff Dr., JohannesL9.3/2024663
j.kulenkampffAthzdr.deResearch Scientist
Lippold Dr., HolgerL9.3/4014672
h.lippoldAthzdr.deResearch Scientist
Lösel, DagmarL9.3/4024673
d.loeselAthzdr.deLaboratory technician
Mansel Dr., AlexanderL9.3/3184671
a.manselAthzdr.deResearch Scientist
Schöngart, JannL9.3/2224658
j.schoengartAthzdr.dePhD student
Schößler, ClaudiaL9.3/4024674
c.schoesslerAthzdr.deChemical laboratory technician
Schymura Dr., StefanL9.3/4144678
s.schymuraAthzdr.deHead Nano safety
Junior research group leader
Zhou, WenyuL9.3/2114692
w.zhouAthzdr.dePhD student

Other employees

NameBld./Office+49 351 260EmailPosition/Tasks
Franke Dr., KarstenL9.3/3184629
k.frankeAthzdr.deResearch scientist


Department of Reactive Transport
Institute of Resource Ecology
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR)
Forschungsstelle Leipzig

Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig