Section 3.5: Interface Geochemistry

Current Research Projects

Helmholtz Recruiting Initiative Projects


Third-Party Funded Projects

DEEP PURPLE is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant. This project aims to establish the factors that control ice algal blooms that contribute to the darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and ultimately the rapid melting of the ice sheet. DEEP PURPLE will quantify the synergies between the biology, chemistry and physics of ice algae micro-niches in rotting, melting ice, and examine the combination of factors which stabilize them.

Project period: 2020-2025

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Metal-Aid (Metal oxide Aided Subsurface Remediation: From Invention to Injection) is funded by the Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). This project aims to develop new mineral-based technologies to treat soil and groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents and heavy metals.

Project period: 2016-2020

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MicroArctic (Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments) is funded by the Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). This project aims to advance our understanding of changes and adaptation in Arctic microbial communities and their links to weathering and biogeochemical element and nutrient cycling in fast warming Arctic settings.

Project period: 2016-2020

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Black and Bloom is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Large Grant. This project aims to unravel how dark particles (black) and microbial processes (bloom) darken and accelerate the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Project period: 2016-2021

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Past Research Projects

NanoSiAl (Silica and Alumina Nanophases – The Building Blocks for the Ground under our Feet) was funded by the Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) awarded to Dr. Tomasz M. Stawski.

Project period: 2017-2019

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