Section 4.4: Interface Geochemistry

Our research addresses the quantitative elucidation of biogeochemical reactions at low to hydrothermal temperatures and in both, inorganic and biologic systems. 

My group focuses on two main aspects:

(1) the mechanisms and kinetics of mineral nucleation and growth and the associated speciation, sequestration or release/transport of various elements in Earth surface environments; 

(2) the preservation and adaptations of microbial life in extreme environments in geothermal and arctic settings.

Head of Section

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Prof. Dr. Liane G. Benning
Head of Interface Geochemistry

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 228
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-28970

Assistant

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Sandy Herrmann
Assistance of Interface Geochemistry

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 227
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-28971