Dr. Norbert Jordan
Phone: +49 351 260 2148

Personal website of Norbert Jordan

Scientific career

  • since 2018       Staff scientist at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Institute of Resource Ecology.
  • 2008-2018
    Research Associate at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Institute of Resource Ecology.
  • 2004 - 2008:
    Ph.D. Student at the French National Agency for the storage of RAdioactive Waste (ANDRA), Transfer Division, Châtenay-Malabry (92), France.
    In collaboration with the Laboratory of Radiochemistry, Analytical Sciences and Environment (LRSAE) (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France) and the Laboratory of Chemistry-Physics and Microbiology for Environment (LCPME) (CNRS Laboratory in Villers-lès-Nancy, France).
  • 2001 - 2003:
    Master of Science in Molecular Chemistry, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.

Research interests

  • Development of thermodynamic databases for REE
  • Complexation of aqueous REE with inorganic ligands
  • Surface processes of actinides and fission products at liquid/solid interfaces by using advanced spectroscopic techniques (in situ ATR FT-IR, XAS, TRLFS, etc.)
  • Surface complexation modeling of surface properties of minerals and their interaction with actinides/fission products/lanthanides



  • Supervision of Bachelor and Diploma thesis, and internships for students of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Food Chemistry from different universities
  • Lab Courses for students of Chemistry and Food Chemistry at TU Dresden

Important publications


Temperature‒dependent luminescence spectroscopic and mass spectrometric investigations of U(VI) complexation with aqueous silicates in the acidic pH‒range

Lösch, H.; Raiwa, M.; Jordan, N.; Steppert, M.; Steudtner, R.; Stumpf, T.; Huittinen, N. M.

Bacillus safensis JG-B5T affects the fate of selenium by extracellular production of colloidally less stable nanoparticles

Fischer, S.; Krause, T.; Lederer, F.; Merroun, M. L.; Shevchenko, A.; Hübner, R.; Stumpf, T.; Jordan, N.; Jain, R.


Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus safensis JG-B5T isolated from a uranium mining waste pile

Fischer, S.; Krause, T.; Jordan, N.; Lederer, F.; Jain, R.

Adsorption of selenium(VI) onto nano transition alumina

Jordan, N.; Franzen, C.; Lützenkirchen, J.; Foerstendorf, H.; Hering, D.; Weiss, S.; Heim, K.; Brendler, V.

Complexation of trivalent lanthanides (Eu) and actinides (Cm) with aqueous phosphates at elevated temperatures

Jordan, N.; Demnitz, M.; Lösch, H.; Starke, S.; Brendler, V.; Huittinen, N.

Removal and recovery of uranium by waste digested activated sludge in fed-batch stirred tank reactor

Jain, R.; Peräniemi, S.; Jordan, N.; Vogel, M.; Weiss, S.; Foerstendorf, H.; Lakaniemi, A. M.

Selenium(IV) sorption onto γ-Al2O3: a consistent description of the surface speciation by spectroscopy and thermodynamic modeling

Mayordomo, N.; Foerstendorf, H.; Lützenkirchen, J.; Heim, K.; Weiss, S.; Alonso, U.; Missana, T.; Schmeide, K.; Jordan, N.


Sediment-bound trace metals in Golfe-Juan Bay, northwestern Mediterranean: Distribution, availability and toxicity

Tiquio, M. G. J.; Hurel, C.; Marmier, N.; Taneez, M.; Andral, B.; Jordan, N.; Francour, P.

Shape change of biogenic elemental selenium nanomaterials decreases their colloidal stability

Jain, R.; Jordan, N.; Tsushima, S.; Hübner, R.; Weiss, S.; Lens, P.


Incorporation of Eu(III) into Calcite under Recrystallization conditions

Hellebrandt, S. E.; Hofmann, S.; Jordan, N.; Barkleit, A.; Schmidt, M.

Higher Cd adsorption on biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles

Jain, R.; Dominic, D.; Jordan, N.; Rene, E. R.; Weiss, S.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Hübner, R.; Lens, P. N. L.

Preferential adsorption of Cu in a multi-metal mixture onto biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles

Jain, R.; Dominica, D.; Jordan, N.; Rene, E. R.; Weiss, S.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Hübner, R.; Lens, P. N. L.


Entrapped elemental selenium nanoparticles affect physicochemical properties of selenium fed activated sludge

Jain, R.; Seder-Colomina, M.; Jordan, N.; Dessi, P.; Cosmidis, J.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Weiss, S.; Farges, F.; Lens, P. N. L.

Extracellular polymeric substances govern the surface charge of biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles

Jain, R.; Jordan, N.; Weiss, S.; Foerstendorf, H.; Heim, K.; Kacker, R.; Hübner, R.; Kramer, H.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Farges, F.; Lens, P. N. L.; (Editors)

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.

Adsorption of zinc by biogenic elemental selenium nanoparticles

Jain, R.; Jordan, N.; Schild, D.; van Hullebusch, E. D.; Weiss, S.; Franzen, C.; Farges, F.; Hübner, R.; Lens, P. N. L.


Interaction of Europium and Nickel with calcite studied by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry and Time-Resolved Laser Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Sabau, A.; Pipon, Y.; Toulhoat, N.; Lomenech, C.; Jordan, N.; Moncoffre, N.; Barkleit, A.; Marmier, N.; Brendler, V.; Surblé, S.; Giffaut, E.

Probing the surface speciation of U(VI) on iron (hydr)oxides by in situ ATR FT-IR spectroscopy

Foerstendorf, H.; Jordan, N.; Heim, K.

Selenium(IV) Uptake by Maghemite (gamma-Fe2O3)

Jordan, N.; Ritter, A.; Scheinost, A. C.; Weiß, S.; Schild, D.; Hübner, R.


Retention of selenate at the water-mineral interface in the context of salt dome repositories

Franzen, C.; Hering, D.; Jordan, N.

  • Poster
    Goldschmidt 2013, 25.-30.08.2013, Florence, Italy
  • Mineralogical Magazine 77(2013)5, 1107-1107
    DOI: 10.1180/minmag.2013.077.5.6

Temperature impact on the sorption of selenium(VI) onto anatase

Jordan, N.; Müller, K.; Franzen, C.; Brendler, V.

Adsorption mechanism of selenium(VI) onto maghemite

Jordan, N.; Ritter, A.; Foerstendorf, H.; Scheinost, A. C.; Weiß, S.; Heim, K.; Grenzer, J.; Mücklich, A.; Reuther, H.


Sorption of selenium(VI) onto anatase: macroscopic and microscopic characterization

Jordan, N.; Foerstendorf, H.; Weiß, S.; Heim, K.; Schild, D.; Brendler, V.


Sorption of selenium(IV) onto magnetite in the presence of silicic acid
Jordan N.; Lomenech C.; Marmier N.; Giffaut E.; Ehrhardt J.J.

Competition between selenium(IV) and silicic acid on the hematite surface
Jordan N.; Marmier N.; Lomenech C.; Giffaut E.; Ehrhardt J.J.


Radiochemical procedure for the activation product, nickel 63, determination in environmental soft water samples with high Ca and Mg phosphate concentration
Jordan N.; Michel H.; Barci-Funel G.


Sorption of silicates onto goethite, hematite and magnetite: experiments and modelling
Jordan N.; Marmier N.; Lomenech C.; Giffaut E.; Ehrhardt J.J.


Dr. Norbert Jordan
Phone: +49 351 260 2148