Prof. Dr. Stefan B. Haderlein

Universität Tübingen
Zentrum für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (ZAG)
Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96
72076 Tübingen
Office: Room 4U22
Phone: +49-(0)7071-29-73148
Email: stefan.haderlein(at)

Academic education & professional experience

Since 2002
Chair of the Environmental Mineralogy & Chemistry group

University of Tübingen, Germany

Head of the “Contaminant Hydrology” research group

at Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Lecturer; Deputy Head of the Environmental Chemistry group

at ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Department of Environmental Sciences, Venia Legendi in Environmental Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Visiting research scientist

at Parsons Laboratory (with Prof. Gschwend), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Research associate

Department of Environmental Sciences (with Prof. Schwarzenbach), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Post doctoral fellow

with Prof. Schwarzenbach at Eawag, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland


ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Prof. René Schwarzenbach, Prof. Werner Stumm

PhD student

Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Geoökologie, University of Bayreuth , Prof. Reimer Herrmann


Since 2010

Head of the Geoecology-program, Department of Geosciences, Univ. Tübingen, Germany

Since 2007

Head of the international PhD program “GEOENVIRON”, Univ. Tübingen, Germany


Editor in Chief, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology


Head of the Center for Applied Geosciences (ZAG), Univ. Tübingen, Germany


Director, Institute of Geosciences, Univ. Tübingen, Germany


Swiss National Science Foundation - Advanced researchers fellow


ETH Zurich - Medal of for outstanding Dissertation


University of Bayreuth - Award for outstanding Diploma


Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Bonn) – Student research scholarship


Publications (10 most significant)

  • Usman M., Byrne J.M., Chaudhary A., Orsetti S., Hanna K., Ruby C., Kappler A., Haderlein S.B. (2018) Magnetite and green rust: Synthesis, properties, and environmental applications of mixed-valent iron minerals. Chemical Reviews, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00224
  • Jin, B., Rolle, M., Li, T., Haderlein, S.B. (2014) Diffusive fractionation of BTEX and chlorinated ethenes in aqueous solution: Quantification of spatial isotope gradients. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48(11), 6141- 6150.
  • Orsetti, S., Laskov, C., Haderlein, S. B. (2013) Electron Transfer between Iron Minerals and Quinones: Estimating the Reduction Potential of the Fe(II)-Goethite Surface from AQDS Speciation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 14161-14168.
  • Larese-Casanova, P., Kappler, A., Haderlein, S.B. (2012) Heterogeneous oxidation of Fe(II) on iron oxides in aqueous systems: Identification and controls of Fe(III) product formation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 91, 171-186.
  • Tratnyek, P.G., Grundl, T.J., Haderlein, S.B. (eds.) (2011) Aquatic Redox Chemistry (American Chemical Society, Washington, DC), p 608.
  • Blessing, M., Schmidt, T.C., Dinkel, R., Haderlein, S.B. (2009) Delineation of Multiple Chlorinated Ethene Sources in an Industrialized Area - A Forensic Field Study Using Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43(8), 2701-2707.
  • Bi, E., Schmidt, T.C., Haderlein, S.B. (2007) Environmental factors influencing sorption of heterocyclic aromatic compounds to soil. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41(9), 3172-3178.
  • Zwank L., Elsner, M., Aeberhard, A., Schwarzenbach, R.P., Haderlein, S.B. (2005) Carbon isotope fractionation in the reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride at iron (hydr)oxide and iron sulfide minerals. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39(15), 5634-5641.
  • Weissmahr, K.W., Hildenbrand, M., Schwarzenbach, R.P., Haderlein, S.B. (1999) Laboratory and field scale evaluation of geochemical controls on groundwater transport of nitroaromatic ammunition residues. Environ. Sci. Technol. 33(15), 2593-2600.
  • Haderlein, S.B., Weissmahr, K.W., Schwarzenbach, R.P. (1996). Specific adsorption of nitroaromatic explosives and pesticides to clay minerals. Environ. Sci. Technol. 30(2), 612-622.