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Dr. Anke Neumann Jenal

Dr. Anke Neumann Jenal
Building C, Room 127 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow
Section 3.5 Interface Geochemistry, GFZ

Research Interests:

Please visit my research group website for more details on my research interest. Here a few keywords:

  • mineral redox reactions
  • application of reactions at the mineral-water interface for the degradation of organic and inorganic contaminants
  • iron-bearing clay minerals
  • mineral-based advanced oxidation processes
  • Mössbauer spectrometry

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2022-2023    Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

2021              Visiting Researcher, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

2020-date     Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK 

2013-2020    Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK

2011-2013    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa, USA

2011              Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland 

2009-2011    Independent Postdoctoral Research Scientist (part-time: 50% FTE), Bangladesh; in cooperation with: Eawag, Switzerland; George Mason University, USA

2008-2009    Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland


2008    Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETHZ); ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2004    Master in Chemistry (Dipl. Chem. ETHZ); ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2001    Vordiplom in Chemistry; University of Rostock, Germany 


During my Humboldt Fellowship at GFZ, I am working 'The curious case of clay minerals – how these overlooked minerals control redox reactions on Earth'.

Please visit my research group website for projects I am leading and contributing.


2022-2023    Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

2018              SERDP Project of the Year for Environmental Restoration

2015-2017    EPSRC Bright Ideas Award

2012-2013    Postdoctoral Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2011-2012    Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

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