Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1991
    Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

  • 1985 – 1991
    Study of Chemistry at University Ulm, specialization in Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

  • 1991
    Diploma in Chemistry, Universität Ulm (with distinction)

  • 1992 – 1994
    PhD Scholarship (Berlin foundation for young scientists)

  • 1995 – 1997
    Scientist at the Department of Soil Science, Institute of Ecology, TU Berlin

  • 1997 – 2006
    Scientist and later PostDoc at the Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Technology, TU Berlin

  • 1998
    Dr. rer. nat. in Soil Chemistry, TU Berlin, Department of Soil Science (with distinction)

  • 2006
    Habilitation. Venia legendi in Environmental Chemistry and Soil Chemistry, TU Berlin

  • 2006
    Substitution of Professor for Organic Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz

  • 2006 – 2008
    Professor for Organic Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry at the Institute of Integrated Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz

  • Since 2008
    Professor for Environmental and Soil Chemistry at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau

  • Since 2011
    Vice-Dean for Research of the Faculty for Natural and Environmental Sciences

  • Since 2011
    Speaker of the collaborative DFG research unit 1536: INTERNANO – Mobility, aging and functioning of engineered inorganic nanoparticles at the aquatic terrestrial interface

Selected publications

  • Kunhi Mouvenchery Y, Kucerik J, Diehl D, Schaumann GE (2012) Cation-mediated cross-linking in natural organic matter – a review. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/technology 11 (1):41-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11157-011-9258-3

  • Schaumann GE, Kunhi Mouvenchery Y (2012) Potential of AFM-Nanothermal Analysis to study the microscale thermal characteristics in soils and natural organic matter (NOM). J Soils Sediments 12 (1):48-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11368-011-0443-3

  • Aquino AJA, Tunega D, Pasalic H, Schaumann GE, Haberhauer G, Gerzabek MH, Lischka H (2011) Molecular dynamics simulations of water molecule-bridges in polar domains of humic acids. Environmental Science & Technology 45 (19):8411-8419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es201831g

  • Dabrunz A, Düster L, Prasse C, Seitz F, Rosenfeldt R, Schilde C, Schaumann GE, Schulz R (2011) Biological Surface Coating and Molting Inhibition as Mechanisms of TiO2 Nanoparticle Toxicity in Daphnia magna. PLOS One 6 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020112

  • Duester L, Prasse C, Vogel JV, Vink JP, Schaumann GE (2011) Translocation of Sb and Ti in an undisturbed floodplain soil after application of Sb2O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles to the surface. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13 (1204-1211):online early view. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1em10056d

  • Jaeger A, Schaumann GE, Bertmer M (2011) Optimized NMR spectroscopic strategy to characterize water dynamics in soil samples. Organic Geochemistry 42 (8):917-925. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.03.021

  • Schaumann GE, Thiele-Bruhn S (2011) Molecular modelling of soil organic matter: Squaring the circle? Geoderma 169:55-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.04.024

  • Jaeger F, Shchegolikhina A, van As H, Schaumann GE (2010) Proton NMR Relaxometry as a Useful Tool to Evaluate Swelling Processes in Peat Soils. The Open Magnetic Resonance Journal 3:27-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874769801003010027

  • Diehl D, Schaumann GE (2007) The nature of wetting on urban soil samples: wetting kinetics and evaporation assessed from sessile drop shape. Hydrological Processes 21 (17):2255 – 2265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.6745

  • Schaumann GE, Braun B, Kirchner D, Rotard W, Szewzyk U, Grohmann E (2007) Influence of biofilms on the water repellency of urban soil samples. Hydrological processes 21 (17):2276 – 2284. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.6746

  • Hurraß J, Schaumann GE (2006) Properties of soil organic matter and aqueous extracts of actually water repellent and wettable soil samples. Geoderma 132 (1-2):222-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2005.05.012

  • Schaumann GE (2006a) Soil organic matter beyond molecular structure. 1. Macromolecular and supramolecular characteristics. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 169 (2):145-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.200521785

  • Schaumann GE (2006b) Soil organic matter beyond molecular structure. 2. Amorphous nature and physical aging. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 169 (2):157-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.200521791

  • Schaumann GE, LeBoeuf EJ (2005) Glass transitions in peat – their relevance and the impact of water. Environmental Science and Technology 39 (3):800-806. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es0490931



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DFG Research unit FOR 1536 INTERNANO: Mobility, aging and functioning of engineered inorganic nanoparticles at the aquatic-terrestrial interface" (Speaker: G. E. Schaumann). Further appli-cants: Thomas Baumann (TU München), Friederike Lang (University Freiburg), Werner Manz (Universität Koblenz-Landau), Ralf Schulz (Universität Koblenz-Landau), Hans-Jörg Vogel (UFZ Leipzig).

    -Subproject MASK (SCHA849/16-1): Aging of Engineered nanoparticles in surface waters

  • Project SOIL-H-Relax (SCHA849/8-4): Swelling of interparticular microgels in soil

  • Interdisciplinary Research project AUFLAND INTERNANO: Research initiative of the Minis-try for research, Rheinland-pfalz, 2012-2013, (Speaker). Further members: Andreas Lorke, Klaus Schwenk, Ralf Schäfer, Oliver Froer

  • SCHA849/13-1: DFG Trilateral Collaboration Project Germany-Israel-Palestine: OLIVEOIL: Waste Water from Olive Oil Mills in Israel and Palestine: Interactions with Soil, Or-ganic Contaminants and Mechanisms of Incorporation into Soil. Together with Mikhail Borisover, Ahmed Nasser (ARO Israel, The Volcani Center) and Amer Marei, Jawad Hasan (AlQuds University Jerusalem, Palestine)

  • SOM-AGING II: Physico-chemical Aging Mechanisms in Soil Organic Matter: II. Hydration-dehydration mecha-nisms at Biogeochemical Interfaces. (SCHA849/8-2 in the frame of the DFG priority programme 1315: Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soils) Together with Marko Bertmer, Universität Leipzig

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft

  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

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