Prof. Liane G. Benning

Liane G. Benning
Prof. Liane G. Benning
Section Head
Building C, Room 224
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28970

Function and Responsibilities:

- Head of section 3.5 " Interface Geochemistry"
- Professor in Interface Geochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin  
- For information about research in the section, please see the website of the Interface Geochemistry group at: . 


since April 2016: Professor in Interface Geochemistry, FU Berlin and GFZ Potsdam

since Oct 1st 2014: Head of  Interface Geochemistry group, German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ Potsdam, Germany

2007– 2020: Professor in Experimental Biogeochemistry, School of Earth and Environment, Univ. Leeds, UK

2005-2007: Reader in Geobiology, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK

2004-2005: University Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, UK

1999-2004: University Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, UK


1995 PhD: Aqueous Geochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland


European Research Council Synergy Grant "Deep Purple " Darkening the Greenland Ice Sheet" 2020 -2025

UK-Natural Environment Research Council + Helmholtz Recruiting Initiative: Black and Bloom - Understanding the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet; 2015-2020:

EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
  1.  "Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments - MicroArctic" 2016-2020
  2. "Metal Oxide Aided Subsurface Remediation: from Invention to Injection – MetalAid" 2016-2021
Individual  Fellowships:
  1. EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship: Dr. Jonathan Hawkings: ICICLES "Iron and Carbon Interactions and Biogeochemical Cyc Ling in Subglacial Eco Systems" (2018-2021)
  2. Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers: Dr. James Bradley: Biogeochemical modelling of the Greenland Ice Sheet Surface

Diamond Ltd (annual beam time allocation for work at the UK synchrotron radiation facility)

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (annual beam time allocation for work at the European synchrotron facility)