PD Dr. Cornelius Fischer

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

Katrin Gerstner

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

Dr. Johannes Kulenkampff - Reactive Transport Division

Research Interest - Projects - Selected Publications
Work Experience - Memberships

Research Interest

Reactive transport processes and related physical properties of soils and rocks

  • 3D time-dependent monitoring of processes with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and other tomographic laboratory methods
  • Laboratory investigations of physical rock properties at varying fluid conditions (SCA)
  • Derivation of petrophysical models for relating different physical properties
  • Derivation of transport parameters from PET-measurements based on continuum models
  • Upscaling of laboratory investigations to the field scale
  • Gas hydrates
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Underground geophysics
  • Electrical rock properties
  • Geophysical well logging


Ongoing Projects

  • Verbundprojekt MgO-Spritzbeton für Streckenverschlüsse für HAW-Endlager im Steinsalz (MgO-S3), Teilprojekt B (BMWi 02 E 11769B)

  • Verbundprojekt: Strömungstechnischer Funktionsnachweis für Verschlussbauwerke und flüssigkeitsgestützte Abdichtung des Kontaktbereiches (STROEFUN III), Teilprojekt B (BMWi 02 E 11748B)

Completed projects (1994 - 2019):

  • Cebama: Cement-based materials, properties, evolution and barrier functions. Euratom, Horizon 2020 Collaborative Project.
  • Verbundprojekt Actinidenmigration im natürlichen Tongestein: Beiträge zur Modellierung des Actinidentransportes in potentiellen Wirtsgesteinsformationen. Einfluss heterogener Strukturen auf den Lösungs- und Kolloidtransport (BMWi FKZ 02 E 10176)
  • Fundamental Processes of Radionuclide Migration (FUNMIG). Fluid flow system characterization (EU-IP FP6-516514, WP 4.2)
  • Verbundprojekt: Dynamik abgesoffener oder gefluteter Salzbergwerke und ihres Deckgebirgsstockwerkes. Tomographische Radiotraceruntersuchungen und Fluoreszenz- traceruntersuchungen (BMBF FKZ 02 C 1536)
  • Petrophysical Properties of Gas Hydrate Bearing Sediments: Mallik Field Laboratory (while at GFZ).
  • Investigation on the Nature of Gas Hydrate Occurences – Structure, Composition and Physical Properties (INGO) (while at GFZ).
  • CO2SINK: Laboratory investigations of rock properties during CO2-injection (while at GFZ).
  • Field Laboratory Experimental Core Analysis System (FLECAS) and Multiple Sample Production and Injection Simulator (MuSPIS): Development of multi-parameter petrophysical measuring systems (while at GFZ).
  • High temperature petrophysics: Investigation of electrical and ultrasonic parameters at simulated in-situ conditions of a high-temperature geothermal reservoir.
  • Underground salt geophysics and properties of salinar rocks
  • Petrophysical properties of clays
  • Tomographic investigations of rock cores with electrical, ultrasonic and nmr methods
  • Application of 3D-tomographic geoelectric field methods
  • Complex conductivity
  • Induced Polarization (IP) dielectric rock properties
  • Geophysical well-log modelling and interpretation
  • Permeability of tight rocks: Measurements and interpretation of permeability in the nanoDarcy-scale (crystalline and salt rocks)

Selected Publications


  • Lippold, H.; Karimzadeh, L.; Kulenkampff, J.; Wissmeier, L.; Stuhlfauth, C.; Stoll, M.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2018): Effect of pH on the mobility of the herbicide MCPA in a sand-goethite column: 1D and 2D reactive transport modeling. Applied Geochemistry 98(2018), 345-350
  • Kulenkampff, J.; Stoll, M.; Gründig, M.; Mansel, A.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Kersten, M. (2018): Time-lapse 3D imaging by positron emission tomography of Cu mobilized in a soil column by the herbicide MCPA. Scientific Reports 8(2018), 7091
  • Kulenkampff, J.; Bittner, L.; Gründig, M.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2018): Tomographic observation of injection procedures for fracture sealing. Saltmech IX, 12.-14.09.2018, Hannover, Deutschland
    The Mechanical Behavior of Salt IX, Hannover: BGR, 978-3-9814108-6-0, 225-236
  • Jantschik, K.; Kulenkampff, J.; Moog, H. C. (2018): Experimental characterization of the contact seam between salt cement and rock salt. Saltmech IX, 12.-14.09.2018, Hannover, Deutschland
    The Mechanical Bevior of Salt IX, Hannover: BGR, 978-3-9814108-6-0, 261-273


  • Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Gruhne, S.; Lippman-Pipke, J.; Jantschik, K.; Moog, H. (2017): Quantitative visualization of heterogeneous transport processes at the host rock - cement interface. 2nd Annual Workshop of the Cebama project, 16.-19.05.2017, Espoo, Finland. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Workshop of the Cebama project, Karlsruhe: KIT, 978-3-7315-0825-0, 119-124
  • Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Gerasch, R.; Schikora, J.; Kulenkampff, J. (2017): Benchmarking PET for geoscientific applications: 3D quantitative diffusion coefficient estimation in clay rock. Computers & Geosciences 101(2017), 21-27


  • Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Lippman-Pipke, J.; Zakhnini, A. (2016): Quantitative experimental monitoring of molecular diffusion in clay with positron emission tomography. Solid Earth 7(2016), 1207-1215
  • Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Zakhnini, A.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2016): Geoscientific process monitoring with positron emission tomography (GeoPET). Solid Earth 7(2016), 1217-1231
  • Schmeide, K.; Fritsch, K.; Lippold, H.; Poetsch, M.; Kulenkampff, J.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Jordan, N.; Joseph, C.; Moll, H.; Cherkouk, A.; Bader, M. (2016): Joint project: Retention of radionuclides relevant for final disposal in natural clay rock and saline systems - Subproject 2: Geochemical behavior and transport of radionuclides in saline systems in the presence of repository-relevant organics. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Berichte / Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf; HZDR-068 2016


  • Bauer, K.; Kulenkampff, J.; Henninges, J.; Spangenberg, E. (2015): Lithological control on gas hydrate saturation as revealed by signal classification of NMR logging data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 120(2015)9, 6001-6017


  • Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Zakhnini, A.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2015): Process tomography of diffusion, using PET, to evaluate anisotropy and heterogeneity. Clay Minerals 50(2015), 369-375
  • Bittner, L.; Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Enzmann, F. (2014): Direct Observation of Waterglass Impregnation of Fractured Salt Rock with Positron Emission Tomography. International Conference on the Performance of Engineered Barriers: Backfill, Plugs & Seals, 06.-07.02.2014, Hannover, Deutschland
  • Barth, T.; Kulenkampff, J.; Bras, S.; Gründig, M.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Hampel, U. (2014): Positron emission tomography in pebble beds. part 2: graphite particle deposition and resuspension. Nuclear Engineering and Design 267(2014), 227-237
  • Barth, T.; Ludwig, M.; Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Franke, K.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Hampel, U. (2014): Positron emission tomography in pebble beds. Part 1: Liquid particle deposition. Nuclear Engineering and Design 267(2014), 218-226
  • Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Korn, N.; Zakhnini, A.; Barth, T.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2014): Application of high-resolution positron-emission-tomography for quantitative spatiotemporal process monitoring in dense material. 7. World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, 02.-05.09.2013, Krakow, Poland (


  • Barth, T.; Ludwig, M.; Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Franke, K.; Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Hampel, U. Kulenkampff, J. (2013): Study of liquid aerosol particle deposition in pebble beds using positron emission tomography. Nuclear Engineering and Design.
  • Zakhnini, A.; Kulenkampff, J.; Sauerzapf, S.; Pietrzyk, U.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2013): Monte Carlo simulations of GeoPET experiments: 3D images of tracer distributions (18F, 124I and 58Co) in Opalinus Clay, anhydrite and quartz. Computers & Geosciences.


  • Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Schikora, J.; Zakhnini, A.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2012): Long-term spatiotemporal monitoring of diffusion processes in Opalinus drill cores with GeoPET and parameterization with Comsol Multiphysics. 5th International Meeting on "Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement", 22.-25.10.2012, Montpellier, France.
  • Schikora, J.; Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2012): Modelling and Simulation of 4D GeoPET Measurements with COMSOL Multiphysics 4.2a. EGU General Assembly 2012, 22.-27.04.2012, Wien, Österreich.


  • Lippmann-Pipke, J.; Kulenkampff, J.; Gründig, M.; Richter, M. (2011): Matching 4D Porous Media Fluid Flow GeoPET Data with COMSOL Multiphysics Simulation Results. COMSOL Multiphysics Konferenz, 26.-28.10.2011, Stuttgart/Ludwigburg.
  • Kulenkampff, J.; Enzmann, F.; Gründig, M.; Wolf, M.; Lippold, H.; Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2011): Direct observation of preferential transport pathways in salt rocks by means of GeoPET. ABC-Salt Workshop, 07.-08.11.2011, Karlsruhe.
  • Kulenkampff, J.; Spangenberg, E.(2011): Laboratory Measurements on Fresh Terrestrial Gas-hydrate-bearing Sediment Cores. In: Michael Riedel, Eleanor C. Willoughby, Satinder Chopra: Laboratory Measurements on Fresh Terrestrial Gas-hydrate-bearing Sediment Cores, Tulsa: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2011, 978-1-56080-218-1, 321-328.


  • Kulenkampff, J. , Enzmann, F., Gründig, M., Mittmann, H., Wolf, M. (2010): Spatiotemporal observation of transport in fractured rocks. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-1937.
  • Kulenkampff, J., Wolf, M., Gründig, M., Mittmann, H., Richter, M. (2010): Tomographische Radiotraceruntersuchungen zu Transportprozessen im Salinar und seinem Deckgestein in Staßfurt. Exkursionsführer und Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, Heft 242, 97-99.
  • Kristinsdóttir, L.H., Flóvenza, O.G., Árnasona, K., Bruhn, D., Milsch, H., Spangenberg, E., Kulenkampff, J. (2010): Electrical conductivity and P-wave velocity in rock samples from high-temperature Icelandic geothermal fields. Geothermics, 39, 94–105


  • Kulenkampff, J., Gajewski, C., Gründig, M., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Mittmann, H., Richter, M., Wolf, M. (2009): Visualisation and Quantification of Transport in Barrier Rocks with Positron Emission Tomography. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-4382.


  • Kulenkampff J., Gründig M., Richter M., F. Enzmann F. (2008): Evaluation of Positron-Emission-Tomography for visualization of migration processes in geomaterials. Phys. Chem. Earth 33, 937-942.
  • Kulenkampff, J., Gründig, M., Richter, M., Wolf, M., Lippmann-Pipke, J. (2008): Direct transport process observation in geomaterials: High potential for the GeoPET-method. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-03919.
  • Kulenkampff, J., Gründig, M., Richter, M., Wolf, M., Dietzel, O. (2008): First applications of a small-animal-PET scanner for process monitoring in rocks and soils. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-03727.



  • Förster A., Norden B., Zinck-Jørgensen K., Frykman P., Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E., Erzinger J., Zimmer M., Kopp J., Borm G., Juhlin C., Cosma C., Hurter S.: Baseline characterization of the CO2SINK geological storage site at Ketzin, Germany. Environmental Geosciences, v. 13, no. 3 (September 2006), pp. 145–161. DOI:10.1306/eg.02080605016
  • E. Spangenberg, Kulenkampff J.: The influence of methane hydrate content on electrical sediment properties, Geophysical Research Letters
  • Gründig, M., Richter, M., Kulenkampff, J., Seese, A. (2006): Studies of the spatial water flow distribution and colloid transport ina crystalline rock core from Äspö with Positron Emission Tomography. In: Buckau, G., Kienzler, B., Duro, L., 2nd Annual Workshop Proc. of IP FUNMIG, SKB Technical Report TR-07-05, 223-229.


  • Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E.: Physical properties of cores from the Mallik 5L-38 production research well under simulated in situ conditions using the Field Laboratory Experimental Core Analysis System (FLECAS)’. GSC-Bulletin 585, Geological Survey of Canada.
  • Riedel M., Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E., Dallimore S., and the Mallik Research Team: Geophysical properties of sediment core samples obtained from the JAPEX/JNOC/GSC et al Mallik 5L-38 gas hydrate production research well. GSC-Bulletin 585, Geological Survey of Canada.
  • Kulenkampff J., Just A., Aschmann L., Jacobs F.: Laboratory investigations for the evaluation of in situ geophysical measurements in a salt rock mine. Geological Society Special Volume: Petrophysics of Crystalline Rocks.
  • Spangenberg, E., Kulenkampff J., Naumann R., Erzinger J.: Pore space hydrate formation in a glass bead sample from methane dissolved in water. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L24301, doi:101029/2005GL024107.
  • Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E., Flovenz O., Raab S., Huenges E.: Petrophysical Parameters of Rocks Saturated with Liquid Water at High Temperature Geothermal Reservoir Conditions. World Geothermal Congress 2005.
  • Flóvenz O.G., Spangenberg E., Kulenkampff J., Árnason K., Karlsdóttir R., Huenges E.: The role of electrical interface conduction in geothermal exploration. World Geothermal Congress 2005

before 2005

  • Riedel, M. Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg, E., Dallimore S.R. (2003): Geophysical properties of sediments from Mallik 5L-38. Mallik International Symposium, Makuhari, Japan.
  • Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E. (2003): Physical properties of gas hydrate bearing sediments from the Mallik 5L-38 research well. Mallik International Symposium, Makuhari, Japan.
  • Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E. (2002): Laboratory methods for the investigation of gas hydrates. EGS Assembly 2002.
  • Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E., and the Mallik Working Group (2003): Measurement of petrophysical properties of gas hydrate bearing sediments. EGS-AGU-EUG Assembly 2003.
  • Spangenberg E., Kulenkampff J. (2003): Physical Properties of Gas Hydrate bearing Sediments. EGS-AGU-EUG Assembly 2003.
  • Kulenkampff J., Schopper J.R. (1987): Die komplexe Gesteinsleitfähigkeit und ihre Frequenzabhängigkeit als Poren- und Grenzflächenparameter für Kristalline und Sedimentgesteine, KTB-Report 87-2, NLfB Hannover.
  • Kulenkampff, J., Schopper J.R. (1990): Die elektrische Gesteinsleitfähigkeit als Poren- und Grenzflächenparameter, Freiberger Forschungshefte C447, Dt. Verlag für Grundstoffind.
  • Schopper J.R., Debschütz W., Kulenkampff J. (1990): Lithological interpretation of ASW-mechanisms by petrophysical measurements and logging data, Res. Rep. DGMK-Projekt 386 "Application of the absorption of seismic waves", DGMK, Hamburg.
  • Bremer M., Kulenkampff J., Schopper J.R. (1992): Lithological and fracture response of common logs in crystalline rocks, in "Geological applications of wireline logs", The Geological Society, London.
  • Bremer M., Kulenkampff J., Schopper J.R. (1992): An Attempt of deterministic interpretation of KTB-Oberpfalz-VB standard logs, Scientific drilling.
  • Kulenkampff J., Yaramanci U. (1993): Frequency dependent complex resistivity of rock-salt samples and related petrophysical parameters, Geophysical Prospecting 11/93.
  • Kulenkampff J. (1997): Labormessungen der Porenradienverteilung konsolidierter Gesteine im Größenbereich von 0.1 nm bis 1 mm.. FKPE ARGE Bohrlochgeophysik und Gesteinsphysik, (DGG-Sonderband).
  • Beiträge im Methodenhandbuch Deponieuntergrund (1997), Hrsg.: Knödel, Krummel, Lange. Springer Verlag, Berlin.
    • Kulenkampff J.: Spezifische innere Oberfläche
    • Kulenkampff J., Debschütz W. : Porenradienverteilung
    • Yaramanci U., Kulenkampff J.: Dielektrizitätszahl
    • Schopper J.R., Kulenkampff J., Debschütz W.: Grenzflächenleitfähigkeit
  • Kurz G., Aschmann L., Jacobs F., Kulenkampff J., Moise, E., Schuck A. & Schulz R. (2002): Auswertekonzept zur geophysikalischen Erkundung von Problemzonen im Salinar. - Zeitschrift für Angewandte Geologie, 48 (2/02): 56-62; Hannover.


  • Kulenkampff J., Spangenberg E., Naumann R.: Laboratory investigation of electrical resistivity and sonic velocity of Triassic Sandstone during CO2-Flooding. Near Surface Geophysics.

Work Experience

Institution Period Country
Forschungszentrum Dresden Rossendorf
Institute of Radiochemistry
Research Site Leipzig (former IIF e.V.)
Reactive Transport Division, Senior Scientist GeoPET
at present,
since 2005
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) Research Assistant 2001 - 2005 Germany
Leipzig University, Institute of Geophysics and Geology (IGG) Research Assistant 1996 - 2001 Germany
CUTEC-Institut, Clausthal-Zellerfeld Research Assistant 1994 - 1995 France
BEB Erdgas und Erdöl GmbH Logging while Drilling (LWD) supervision 1993 Germany
Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of
Ph.D in Geophysics
1988 - 1994 Germany
Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, IPGS Research Assistant 1988 France
Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of
Diploma in Geophysics
1981 - 1988 Germany


  • Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft DGG
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers EAGE
  • Interpore