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

  • 2011 – 2013
    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

  • Since 2014
    Dean of the Faculty for Natural and Environmental Sciences

Selected publications

  • Buchmann C., Bentz J., Schaumann G.E., Intrinsic and model polymer hydrogel-induced soil structural stability of a silty sand soil as affected by soil moisture dynamics, Soil and Tillage Research, 2015,

  • Buchmann C., Meyer M., Schaumann G.E., Characterization of wet aggregate stability of soils by 1H-NMR relaxometry, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 53, 2015, 694-703,

  • Kumahor S.K., Hron P., Metreveli G., Schaumann G.E., Vogel H.-J., Transport of citrate-coated silver nanoparticles in unsaturated sand, Science of the Total Environment 535, 2015, 113-121,

  • Schaumann G.E., Philippe A., Bundschuh M., Metreveli G., Klitzke S., Rakcheev D., et al., Understanding the fate and biological effects of Ag- and TiO2-nanoparticles in the environment: the quest for advanced analytics and interdisciplinary concepts, Science of the Total Environment 535, 2015, 3-19,

  • Steinmetz Z., Kurtz M.P., Dag A., Zipori I., Schaumann G.E., The seasonal influence of olive mill wastewater applications on an orchard soil under semi-arid conditions, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178, 2015, 641-648,

  • Philippe A., Schaumann G.E., Evaluation of hydrodynamic chromatography coupled with UV-visible, fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry detectors for sizing and quantifying colloids in environmental media, PLoS ONE 9, 2014, e90559,

  • Abraham P.M., Barnikol S., Baumann T., Kuehn M., Ivleva N.P., Schaumann G.E., Sorption of silver nanoparticles to environmental and model surfaces, Environmental Science & Technology 47, 2013, 5083-5091,

  • Rakcheev D., Philippe A., Schaumann G.E., Hydrodynamic chromatography coupled with single particle-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for investigating nanoparticles agglomerates, Analytical Chemistry 85, 2013, 10643–10647,

  • Schaumann G.E., Kunhi Mouvenchery Y., Potential of AFM-Nanothermal Analysis to study the microscale thermal characteristics in soils and natural organic matter (NOM), Journal of Soils and Sediments 12, 2012, 48-62,

  • Schaumann G.E., Thiele-Bruhn S., Molecular modelling of soil organic matter: Squaring the circle?, Geoderma 169, 2011, 55-68,

  • Diehl D., Bayer J.V., Woche S.K., Bryant R., Doerr S.H., Schaumann G.E., Reaction of soil water repellency to artificially induced changes in soil pH, Geoderma 158, 2010, 375-384,

  • Aquino A.J.A., Tunega D., Schaumann G.E., Haberhauer G., Gerzabek M.H., Lischka H., Stabilizing Capacity of Water Bridges in Nanopore Segments of Humic Substances: A Theoretical Investigation, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 2009, 16468–16475,

  • Jaeger F., Bowe S., Schaumann G.E., Evaluation of 1H NMR relaxometry for the assessment of pore size distribution in soil samples, European Journal of Soil Science 60, 2009, 1052-1064,

  • Schaumann G.E., Bertmer M., Do water molecules bridge soil organic matter molecule segments?, European Journal of Soil Science 59, 2008, 423-429,

  • Diehl D., Schaumann G.E., The nature of wetting on urban soil samples: wetting kinetics and evaporation assessed from sessile drop shape, Hydrological Processes 21, 2007, 2255 – 2265,

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Project Mucilage: the hydraulic bridge between roots and soil (SCHA849/20)

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

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

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

  • Interdisciplinary Research project AUFLAND: Research initiative of the Ministry for research, Rheinland-pfalz, 2012-2013, (Speaker). Further members: Andreas Lorke, Klaus Schwenk, Ralf Schäfer, Oliver Froer,Ralf Schulz, Martin Entling, Hermann Junkunst, Carsten brühl, Anne Thielsch, Constanze Buhk, Dörte Diehl, Carola Winkelmann, Sandra Spielvogel

  • SCHA849/13: 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 mechanisms 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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