Dr. Martin Rudolph
Head of the Processing Department

Phone: +49 0351 260 - 4410

Dr. Katrin Pollmann
Group Leader Biotechnology
Processing Department

Phone: +49 351 260 - 2946
Fax: +49 351 260 - 3553, -12946

All Projects of the Processing Department at a Glance


  • AFK - Processing of fine grained, polymetalliferous tin, tungsten and indium complex ores (Edgar Schach, BMBF, funding measure r4 - economically strategic raw materials, FKZ 033R128, 2015-2018)
  • Flotation of Carbonate-rich Apatite and Turbulence Modelling (Duong Huu Hoang, 2016-2018)
  • Influence of water quality on fluorite flotation (Bruno Michaux, 2016-2018)
  • Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Minerals in Flotation (Bent Babel, 2016-2018)


  • EcoGaIN - Extracting gallium from production waste the in semiconductor industry - TP Biosorption (Dr. Katrin Pollmann, BMBF, funding measure r4 - economically strategic raw materials, FKZ 033R169E, 2016-2019)
  • EcoMetals - Innovative eco-efficient biohydrometallurgy process for the recovery of strategic and rare metals: primary and secondary resources (Dr. Katrin Pollmann, BMBF, German-French project; BMBF FKZ 033RF001A, 2014-2017)
  • MinePep - Establishing a novel technology platform for bio-based mineral processing: Development of peptides as agents for the separation of rare earth minerals via bioflotation (Dr. Franziska Lederer, EU/FP7 Marie Curie Action: International Outgoing Fellowship, 623744, 2015-2017)
  • SEM2 - Rare earth metallurgy - advanced methods for the optimized extraction and processing using Ionenadsorptionstonen as an example (Dr. Sabine Kutschke, BMBF, 2015-2018)
  • GaLlophore - Development of siderophore-based sorptive biocomposites for the recovery of Gallium (Dr. Rohan Jain, H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, 704852, 2016-2018)
  • NOMECOR - Novel hybrid method for copper recovery from flotation tailings (Dr. Katrin Pollmann/Dr. Stefan Dirlich, Polish-German project for sustainability research; BMBF FKZ 033R176A, 2016-2019)