Curriculum vitae Harald Foerstendorf

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(ORCID: 0000-0002-8334-9317)

Scientific career

  • Since 2022:
    Group leader "Analytics" at the Institute of Resource Ecology.
  • Since 2001:
    Staff scientist at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Institute of Resource Ecology.
  • 1998-2000:
    Post-doc at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, Section Biophysics,
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br., Germany
  • 1997:
    Ph.D. thesis: “Light-induced FT-IR investigations of the photoreactions of the plant receptor phytochrome and the antenna pigment phycoerythrocyanine”
    Faculty of Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br., Germany
  • 1992:
    Diploma thesis: “Spectroscopic and thermodynamic analysis of the helix-coil transformation of oligoribonucleotides”
    Faculty of Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br., Germany

Research experience

  • Surface processes of radionuclides and fission products at liquid/solid interfaces
  • Aqueous complexes of actinides with organic and bio ligands
  • In situ vibrational spectroscopy for the investigation of sorption processes of heavy metal ions at mineral surfaces

Important publications

Peer-reviewed papers


  • German Research Foundation (DFG) FO 619/1-1; 1-2 (05/2006-04/2009)