Christoph Schüth

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth


+49 6151 16-22090
+49 6151 16-23601

Schnittspahnstraße 9
64287 Darmstadt

Raum: B2|02 228


Geborn 1962 in Warstein

Akademischer Werdegang

Schulabschluss, Aldegrever Gymnasium Soest, Germany

1981 – 1987
Studium der Geologie an der Universität Marburg, Germany

Diploma in Geology

Civil Service in the Bremen Environmental Institute, Germany

PhD student at the chair of Applied Geology, University of Tübingen, Germany

PhD in Applied Geology.

Wissenschaftliche Karriere

PostDoc, Department of Civil- and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, USA

PostDoc am Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany

Research Assistant at the Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Habilitation at the University of Tübingen, Germany

seit 2005
Full Professor for Hydrogeology at the Institute for Applied Geosciences, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

seit 2008
Vice-Dean, Department of Materials- and Geosciences, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

seit 2010
Scientific Director, IWW Water Centre, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany

seit 2014
Scientific Director, for MARSOL, Research project in the Mediterranean: 5.2 million euros.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Lewin, I., Drefke, C., Piepenbrink, M., Schüth, C., Hoppe, A.: Ermittlung der hydraulischen Durchlässigkeit von quartären Sedimenten mittels Siebanalysen und Pumpversuchen. Siebanalysen versus Pumpversuche–ein Methodenvergleich. Accepted Grundwasser.

Al Ajmi, H., Hinderer, M., Rausch, R., Hornung, J., Bassis, A., Keller, M., Schüth, C.: Matrix versus fracture permeability in a regional sandstone aquifer (Wajid sandstone, SW Saudi Arabia). In press Grundwasser.

Rahobisoa, J.-J., Kallioras, A., Schüth, C.: Use of isotopic signatures for the determination of natural recharge and chemical characterization of groundwaters. The case of Horombe plateau area, SW Madagascar. In press Environmental Earth Sciences.

Pfletschinger, H., Proemmel, K., Schüth, C., Herbst, M., Engelhardt, I.: Sensitivity of Vadose Zone Water Fluxes to Climate Shifts in Arid Settings. In press. Vadoze Zone Journal.

Engelhardt, I., De Aguinaga, J.G., Mikat, H., Schüth, C., Liedl, R.: Complexity versus Simplicity: An Example of Groundwater Model Ranking with the Akaike. In press Ground Water.


Engelhardt, I.; Prommer, H., Schulz, M.; Vanderborght, J., Schüth, C.; Ternes, T.A. (2014): Reactive transport of iomeprol during stream-groundwater interactions. Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 199-207.

Engelhardt, I., Barth, J.A., Bol, R., Schulz, M., Ternes, T., Schüth, C., van Geldern. R. (2014): Quantification of Long-term Wastewater Fluxes into the Riparian Zone: A New Approach combines Stable Isotopes and Acesulfame. The Science of the Total Environment, 466-467, 16-25.


Wolf, A., Bergmann, A., Wilken, R.D., Xu G., Bi, Y., Chen, H., Schüth, C. (2013): Occurrence and distribution of dissolved organic trace substances in waters from the Three Gorges Reservoir, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20, 7124-7139.

El Haddad, E., Ensinger, W., Schüth, C. (2013): Untersuchungen zur Sorptionsreversibilität von organischen Schadstoffen in Aktivkohle, Holzkohle und Zeolith Y-200. Grundwasser, 18, 197-203.

Engelhardt, I., Rausch, R., Lang, U., Al-Saud, M., Schüth, C. (2013): Impact of Preboreal to Subatlantic shifts in climate on groundwater resources on the Arabian Peninsula. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69, 557-570.

Engelhardt, I., Rausch, R., Keim, M., Al-Saud, M., Schüth, C. (2013): Surface and subsurface conceptual model of an arid environment with respect to mid- and late Holocene climate changes. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69, 537-555.

Engelhardt, I., Prommer, H., Moore, C., Schulz, M., Schüth, C., Ternes, T. (2013): Suitability of temperature, hydraulic heads, and acesulfame to quantify wastewater-related fluxes in the hyporheic and riparian zone. Water Resources Research, 49, 426-440.


Dávila Pórcel, R.-A.; De León Gómez, H.; Schüth, C. (2012): Urban impacts analysis on hydrochemical and hydrogeological evolution of groundwater in shallow aquifer Linares, Mexico. Environmental Earth Sciences, 66, 1871-1880

Chaplin, B.P.; Reinhard, M.; Schneider, W.F.; Schüth, C.; Shapley, J.R.; Strathmann, T.J.; Werth, C.J. (2012): A Critical Review of Pd-Based Catalytic Treatment of Priority Contaminants in Water. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 3655-3670.

Pfletschinger, H.; Engelhardt, I.; Piepenbrink, M.; Königer, F.; Schuhmann, R.; Kallioras, A.; Schüth C. (2012): Soil column experiments to quantify vadose zone water fluxes in arid settings. Environmental Earth Sciences, 65, 1523-1533.


Engelhardt, I.; Piepenbrink, M.; Trauth, N.; Stadler, S.; Kludt, C.; Schulz, M.; Schüth, C.; Ternes, T.A. (2011): Comparison of tracer methods to quantify hydrodynamic exchange within the hyporheic zone. Journal of Hydrology, 400: 255-266.

Bayer, P.; Schüth, C. (2010): Technico-Economic Assessment of Ground-water Treatment by Palladium on-Zeolite-Catalyst in Comparison to GAC Fixed Bed Adsorbers. Water Science & Technology, 62 (3): 708-718.

Prommer, H.; Aziz, L.H.; Bolaño, N.; Taubald, H.; Schüth, C. (2008): Modelling of geochemical and isotopic changes in a column experiment for degradation of TCE by zero-valent-iron. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 97, 1-2, 13-26.

Sakaguchi-Söder, K.; Jager, J.; Grund, H.; Matthäus, F.; Schüth, C. (2007): Monitoring and evaluation of dechlorination processes using compound- specific chlorine isotope analysis. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 21, 3077-3084.

McDermott, C.; Tarafder, S.A.; Kolditz, O.; Schüth, C. (2007): Vacuum assisted removal of volatile to semi volatile organic contaminants from water using hollow fiber membrane contactors: II A hybrid numerical-analytical modeling approach. Journal of Membrane Science, 292, 17-28.

Tarafder, S.A.; McDermott, C.; Schüth, C. (2007): Vacuum assisted removal of volatile to semi volatile organic contaminants from water using hollow fiber membrane contactors: I Experimental results. Journal of Membrane Science, 292, 9-16.

Barth, J.A.C.; Kappler, A.; Piepenbrink, M.; Werth, C.J.; Regenspurg, S.; Semprini. L.; Slater, G.F.; Schüth, C.; Grathwohl, P. (2005): New Challenges in Biogeochemical Gradient Research. Eos, 86, 44, 432-433.


Schüth, C.; Kummer, N. A.; Weidenthaler, C.; Schad, H. (2004): Field application of a tailored catalyst for hydrodechlorinating chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminants in groundwater. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 52, 3, 197-203.

Schüth, C.; Bill, M.; Barth, J.A.C.; Slater, G.F.; Kalin, R.M. (2003): Carbon Isotope Fractionation during Reductive Dechlorination of TCE in Batch-Experiments with Iron Samples from Reactive Barriers. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 66, 1-2, 25-37.

Schad, H.; Klein, R.; Stiehl, M.; Schüth, C. (2003): Katalytische Hydrodehalogenierung von LCKW im Rahmen der passiven Abstromsicherung mittels „Drain-and-Gate“ am Standort Denkendorf. Grundwasser, 8, 3, 138-143.

Schüth, C.; Taubald, H.; Bolaño, N.; Maciejczyk, K. (2003): Carbon and Hydrogen Isotope Effects during Sorption of Organic Contaminants on Carbonaceous samples. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 64, 3-4, 269-281.

Kleineidam, S.; Schüth, C.; Grathwohl, P. (2002): Solubility-Normalized Combined Pore-Filling-Partitioning Sorption Isotherms for Organic Pollutants. Environmental Science and Technology, 36, 4689-4697.

Kopinke, F.-D.; Köhler, R.; Mackenzie, K.; Borsdorf, H.; Schüth, C. (2002): Katalytische Dechlorierung von Chlorkohlenwasserstoffen aus kontaminierten Grundwässern. Grundwasser, 7, 3, 140-145.

Barth, J.A.C.; Slater, G.; Schüth, C.; Bill, M.; Downey, A.; Larkin M.; Kalin, R.M. (2002): Carbon Isotope Fractionation during Aerobic Biodegradation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) by Burkholderia Cepacia G4: A Tool to map Degradation Mechanisms. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 68, 1728-1734.

Bill, M.; Schüth, C.; Barth, J.A.C.; Kalin, R.M. (2001): Carbon Isotope Fractionation during Abiotic Reductive Dehalogenation of Trichloroethene (TCE). Chemosphere, 44, 5, 1281-1286.

Schüth, C.; Disser, S.; Schüth, F.; Reinhard, M. (2000): Tailoring Catalysts for Hydro-dechlorinating Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contaminants in Groundwater. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 28 (3-4), 147-152.

Kopinke, F.-D.; Köhler, R.; Mackenzie, K.; Weiss, H.; Schüth, C. (2000): In-situ-Dechlo-rierung von CKW im Grundwasser. Wasserwirtschaft Wassertechnik, 7, 58-63.

Schaefer, C.E; Schüth, C.; Werth, C.J; Reinhard, M. (2000): Binary Desorption Isotherms of TCE and PCE from Silica Gel and Natural Solids. Environmental Science and Technology, 34, 4341-4347.


Schüth, C.; Reinhard, M. (1998): Hydrodechlorination and Hydrogenation of Aromatic Compounds over Palladium on Alumina in Hydrogen-saturated Water. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 18, (3-4), 215-219.

Grathwohl, P.; Merkel, P; Schüth, C.; Pyka, W. (1995): Einfluss der Sorptionskinetik auf das Verhalten organischer Schadstoffe im Untergrund: Transport, Grundwasserge-fährdung und Sanierung. Z. dt. Geol. Ges., 146, 8-16.

Herbert, M.; Schüth, C.; Pyka, W. (1992): Sorption Polycyclischer Aromatischer Kohlen-wasserstoffe (PAK) bei der Filtration von Wasserproben. Wasser+Boden, 8, 504-507.

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