Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Mikutta

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Mikutta
Address
Callinstraße 3-9
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
231
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Mikutta
Address
Callinstraße 3-9
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
231
Positions
Executive Board
Deputy Management
Teaching Staff Deputy Representatives
Faculty Council, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Teaching Staff Deputy Representatives
Examination Board, Geosciences
Teaching Staff Deputy Representatives
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Geosciences (BSc) / (MSc)
Professors
Professors
Soil Mineralogy

FOCAL POINTS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING

  • Structure and reactivity of minerals, mineraloids, and mineral-organic associations
  • Complexation and redox reactions at mineral-water interfaces
  • Solid- and liquid-phase speciation, distribution, bioavailability, and dynamics of metal and metalloid contaminants in the Critical Zone
  • Biogeochemical cycling of carbon, sulfur, iron, and manganese in soil environments
  • Application of synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy, spectrometry, and scattering techniques in biogeochemical soil research

CV

  • Career

    Since 2018

    Full Professor of Soil Mineralogy (DFG Heisenberg Professorship), Institute of Mineralogy, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

    2015-2016

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, Section for Environmental Chemistry and Physics, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    2008-2015

    Senior Scientist ("Oberassistent"), Soil Chemistry Group, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    2007-2008          

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Water Resources and Drinking Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Dübendorf, Switzerland

    2006-2007          

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Soil Chemistry Group, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    2003-2006          

    Ph.D. Student, Soil Science Group, Institute of Ecology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

    2002                  

    Research Assistant, Institute of Interdisciplinary Isotope Research e.V., Leipzig, Germany

  • Education

    2016

    Habilitation (Postdoctoral lecture qualification; Venia Legendi in "Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics"), Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    2006

    Ph.D. (rer. nat.) in Soil Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

    2002

    M.Sc. ("Hauptdiplom Geographie"), University of Leipzig, Germany

    1999

    B.Sc. ("Vordiplom Geographie"), University of Leipzig, Germany

    1997 – 2002

    Studies of Geography, Geology and Chemistry, University of Leipzig, Germany 

  • Memberships and postions

    Since 2018        

    Chair of the Soil Mineralogy Committee of the German Soil Science Society

    Since 2016        

    Member of the CERIC (Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium) proposal review board

    2012-2014         

    Member of the beamtime proposal review committee C04 of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France

    Since 2003        

    Member of the German Soil Science Society