Christoph Schüth

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schüth

Vice dean

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

Schnittspahnstraße 9
64287 Darmstadt

Office: B2|02 228

Curriculum Vitae

born 1962 in Warstein

Academic Education

1981
School leaving examination, Aldegrever Gymnasium Soest, Germany

1981 – 1987
Studies of Geology University of Marburg, Germany

1987
Diploma in Geology

1988-1990
Civil Service in the Bremen Environmental Institute, Germany

1991-1994
PhD student at the chair of Applied Geology, University of Tübingen, Germany

1994
PhD in Applied Geology.

Professional Career

1995-1997
PostDoc, Department of Civil- and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, USA

1997-2003
PostDoc at the Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany

2003-2005
Research Assistant at the Center for Applied Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany.

2004
Habilitation at the University of Tübingen, Germany

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

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

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

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

Selected Publications

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.

2018

Silver, M., Selke, S., Balsaa, P., Wefer-Roehl, A., Kübeck, C., Schüth, C. (2018): Fate of five pharmaceuticals under different infiltration conditions for managed aquifer recharge. The Science of the Total Environment, 642, 914-924.

Rodríguez-Escales, P., Canelles, A., Sanchez-Vila, X., Folch, A., Kurtzman, D., Rossetto, R., Fernández-Escalante, E., Lobo-Ferreiro, J.-P., Sapiano, M., San-Sebastián, J., and Schüth, C. (2018): A risk assessment methodology to evaluate the risk failure of Managed Aquifer Recharge in Mediterranean basin, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 3213-3227.

Michelsen, N., Roßmann, Y., Bauer, I., van Geldern, R., Schulz, S., Barth, J.A.C., Schüth, C. (2018): Comparison of precipitation collectors used in isotope hydrology. Chemical Geology, 488, 171-179.

Schreiter, I., Schmidt, W., Schüth, C. (2018): Sorption mechanisms of chlorinated hydrocarbons on biochar produced from different feedstocks: Conclusions from single and bi-solute experiments. Chemosphere, 203, 34-43.

Pouliaris, C., Peridikaki, M., Foglia, L., Schüth, C., Kallioras, A. (2018): Hydrodynamic analysis of a Mediterranean aquifer system with the use of hydrochemical and isotopical analysis as supporting tools. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77, 237.

Hollert, H., Crawford, S.E., Brack, W. et al. (2018): Looking back – Looking forward: A novel multi-time slice weight-of-evidence approach for defining reference conditions to assess the impact of human activities on lake systems. The Science of the Total Environment, 626, 1036-1046.

Kumar, A. Joseph, S Tsechansky L., Privat, K., Schreiter, I.J., Schüth, C., Graber, ER (2018): Biochar aging in contaminated soil promotes Zn immobilization due to changes in biochar surface structural and chemical properties. The Science of the Total Environment, 626, 953-961.

Fatema, S., Marandi, A., Zahid, A., Hassan, M.Q., Hossain, A., Schüth, C. (2018): Seawater intrusion caused by unmanaged groundwater uses in a coastal tourist area, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Environmental Earth Sciences. 77, 75.

2017

Nauditt, A, Soulsby, C, Birkel, C., Rusman, A, Schüth, C., Ribbe, L., Álvarez, P., Kretschmer, N. (2017): Using synoptic tracer surveys to assess runoff sources in an Andean headwater catchment in central Chile. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189, 9, 440-457.

Md Bayzidul, I., A.B.M., F., Foglia, L., Marandi, A., Rahman Khan, A., Schüth, C., Ribbe, L. (2017): Regional groundwater flow model for sustainable groundwater resource management in a south Asian Megacity Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hydrogeology Journal, 25, 3, 617-637.

Schulz, S., Walther, M., Michelsen, N., Rausch, R., Dirks, H., Al-Saud, M., Merz, R., Kolditz, O., Schüth, C. (2017): Improving large-scale groundwater models by considering fossil gradients. Advances in Water Resources, 99, 38-52.

Jang, E., He, W., Savoy, H., Dietrich, P., Kolditz, O., Rubin, J., Schüth, C., Kalbacher, T. (2017): Identifying the influential aqui-fer heterogeneity factor on nitrate reduction processes by numerical simulation. Advances in Water Resources, 99, 38-52.

2016

Kludt, C., Weber, F.-A., Bergmann, A., Bertold, G., Knöller, K., Schüth, C. (2016): Identifizierung der Nitratabbauprozesse und Prognose des Nitratabbaupotentials in den Sedim4enten des Hessischen Rieds. Grundwasser, 21, 227-241.

Michelsen, N., Dirks, H., Schulz, S., Kempe, S., Al-Saud, M., Schüth, C. (2016): YouTube as a crowd-generated water level archive. The Science of the Total Environment, 568, 189-195.

Kallioras, A., Khan, A., Piepenbrink, M., Pfletschinger, H., Königer, P., Dietrich, P., Schüth, C. (2016): Time-domain reflectometry probing systems for the monitoring of hydrological processes in the unsaturated zone. Hydrogeology Journal, 24, 1297-1309.

Schulz, S., Michelsen., N., Rooij, G.H., Rausch, R., Siebert, C., Schüth, C., Al-Saud, M., Merz., R. (2016): Estimating groundwater recharge for an arid karst system using a combined approach of time lapse camera monitoring and water balance modelling. Hydrological Processes, 30, 771-782.

Sahib, L.Y., Marandi, A., Schüth, C. (2016): Strontium isotopes as an indicator for groundwater salinity sources in the Kirkuk region, Iraq. The Science of the Total Environment, 562, 935-945.

2015

Pedreira, R., Kallioras, A., Pliakas, F., Gkiougis, I., Schüth, C. (2015): Groundwater vulnerability assessment of a coastal aquifer system at River Nestos eastern Delta, Greece. Environmental Earth Sciences. 73, 6387-6415.

Michelsen, N., Reshid, M., Siebert, C., Schulz, S., Knöller, K., Weise, S.M., Rausch, R., Al-Saud, M., Schüth, C. (2015): Isotopic and Chemical Composition of Precipitation in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia. Chemical Geology. 413, 51-62.

Chen, C., Bornick, H., Cai, QH., Dai, XH., Jahnig, SC., Kong, YL., Krebs, P., Kuenzer, C., Kunstmann, H., Liu, Y., Nixdorf, E., Pang, ZH., Rode, M., Schüth, C., Song, YH., Zhou, KX., Zhang, J., Kolditz, O. (2015): Challenges and opportunities of German-Chinese cooperation in water science and technology. Environmental Earth Sciences. 73, 4861-4871.

Schulz, S., Horovitz, M., Rausch, R., Michelsen, N., Mallast, U., Köhne, M., Schüth, C., Al-Saud, M., Merz, R. (2015): Groundwater evaporation from sabkhas on the Arabian Peninsula. Journal of Hydrology, 531, 792-801.

Thilakerathne, A., Schüth, C., Chandrajith, R. (2015): The impact of hydrogeological settings on geochemical evolution of groundwater in karstified limestone aquifer basin in northwest Sri Lanka. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73, 8061-8073.

Recinos, N., Kallioras, A., Plakias, F., Schüth, C. (2015): Application of GALDIT index to assess the intrinsic vulnerability to seawater intrusion of coastal granular aquifers. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73, 1017-1032.

2014

Rausch, R., Dirks, H., Kallioras, A., Schüth, C. (2014): The riddle of the Springs of Dilmun – does the Gilgamesh epic tell the truth ? Accepted, Ground Water, 52, 4, 640-644.

Al Ajmi, H., Hinderer, M., Rausch, R., Hornung, J., Bassis, A., Keller, M., Schüth, C. (2014): Matrix versus fracture permeability in a regional sandstone aquifer (Wajid sandstone, SW Saudi Arabia). Grundwasser. 19, 2, 151-157.

Engelhardt, I., De Aguinaga, J.G., Mikat, H., Schüth, C., Liedl, R. (2014): Complexity versus Simplicity: An Example of Groundwater Model Ranking with the Akaike. Ground Water, 52, 4, 573-583.

Rahobisoa, J.-J., Kallioras, A., Schüth, C. (2014): Use of isotopic signatures for the determination of natural recharge and chemical characterization of groundwaters. The case of Horombe plateau area, SW Madagascar. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71, 4497-4511.

Lewin, I., Drefke, C., Piepenbrink, M., Schüth, C., Hoppe, A. (2014): Ermittlung der hydraulischen Durchlässigkeit von quartären Sedimenten mittels Siebanalysen und Pumpversuchen. Siebanalysen versus Pumpversuche–ein Methodenvergleich. Grundwasser, 19, 127-135.

Pfletschinger, H., Proemmel, K., Schüth, C., Herbst, M., Engelhardt, I. (2014): Sensitivity of Vadose Zone Water Fluxes to Climate Shifts in Arid Settings. In press. Vadose Zone Journal, 13.

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2005-2011

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.

2000-2004

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.

1992-1999

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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