Michaela Laxander

M.Sc. Michaela Laxander

Working area(s)

Curriculum Vitae

born 1982 in Duisburg

Academic Education

2008 – 2012
Ph.D. student in a DFG project at the TU Darmstadt
Main emphases: Studies about the atmospheric input and fate of POPs in soil of high and low mountain ranges

2005 – 2007
Studies in “Water Science” at University of Duisburg-Essen
Main emphases: Chemistry, Microbiology, Analytics
Degree: Master of Science

2002 – 2005
Studies in “Water: Chemistry, Microbiology, Analytics” at University of Duisburg-Essen
Main emphases: Chemistry, Microbiology, Analytics
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Professional Development

2007 – 2008
Research assistant at the Biofilm Centre, Aquatic Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen

2008 – 2012
Research assistant at the IAG, TU Darmstadt

Stay Abroad

2005
Scientific staff in the Department for Microbiology at the National Public Health Institute, University of Kuopio, Finland

Memberships

  • Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft (DGG)
  • Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Fachsektion Hydrogeologie (FH-DGG)

Publications

Journal Articles

Laxander, M., Siebert, S., Schiedek, T., Schueth, C. (2012): Analysis of the influence of passive air sampler design on the sampling rate under field conditions. in prep.

Mangold, S., Laxander, M., Harneit, K., Rohwerder, T., Claus, G., Sand, W. (2008): Visualization of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans biofilms on pyrite by atomic force and epifluorescence microscopy under various experimental conditions. Hydrometallurgy, 94, 127 – 132.

Lehtola, M., Laxander, M., Miettinen, I., Hirvonen, A., Vartiainen, T., Martikainen, P. (2006): The effect of changing water flow velocity on the formation of biofilms and water quality in pilot distribution system consisting of copper and polyethylene pipes. Water Research, 40, 2151 – 2160.

Conference contributions

Laxander, M., Schiedek, T., Ambs, S., Schüth, C. (2011). Use of chemical probes and passive samplers for the determination of the atmospheric input and fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in soil. SETAC-Meeting, May 15th- 19th, 2011, Milano, Italy.

Laxander, M., Schiedek, T., Schüth, C. (2010). Atmospheric input and fate of persistent organic pollutants (POP) in soil in high and low mountain ranges with passive samplers and dosimeters. GeoDarmstadt2010, October 10th – 13th, 2010, Darmstadt, Germany.

Laxander, M., Schiedek, T., Schüth, C. (2010). Atmospheric input and fate of persistent organic pollutants (POP) in soil in high and low mountain ranges. SETAC-Meeting, May 23rd – 27th, 2010, Sevilla, Spain.

Laxander, M., Schiedek, T., Schüth, C. (2010). Atmospheric input and fate of persistent organic pollutants (POP) in soil in high and low mountain ranges. Meeting of the FH-DGG, May 12th – 16th, 2010, Tübingen, Germany.

Laxander, M., Schiedek, T., Schüth, C. (2009). Use of dosimeters as probes to investigate the fate of POP in soil. International Passive Sampling Workshop (IPSW), May 27th- 30th, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.

Laxander, M., Mangold, M., Harneit, K., Rohwerder, T., Sand, W. (2008). Visualization of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans on pyrite by combination of AFM and epifluorescence microscopy. Annual Meeting of VAAM-GBM, March 9 – 11, 2008, Frankfurt (Main), Germany.

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