Prof. Dr.Liane G. Benning

Liane G. Benning
Prof. Dr.Liane G. Benning
Section Head
Building C, Room 124
+49 331 288-28970

Function and Responsibilities:

- Head of section 4.4 "Interface Geochemistry"
- Professor in Interface Geochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin   


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 – Present: 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

1990 MSc: Petrology/Geochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland (Diplom)

1987 BSc: Marine Geology/Metamorphic Petrology, University of Kiel, Germany (Vordiplom)


UK-NERC ( Black and Bloom - Understanding the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet)

UK-STFC (Beam time at the UK- Synchrotron Radiation Facility - Diamond)

ESRF (Beam time at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble)

EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions:

A. Innovative Training Networks (2016-2020)

  1.  "Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments - MicroArctic"
  2. "Metal Oxide Aided Subsurface Remediation: from Invention to Injection – MetalAid".
B  Individual Fellowship
  1. Tomasz M. Stawski: NanoSiAl „Silica and alumina nanophases – the building blocks for the ground under our feet