Thomas Ritschel, Dr.

Thomas Ritschel, Dr
Thomas Ritschel
Room H 107
Wöllnitzer Straße 7
07749 Jena


Research foci

  • Column experiments
  • Interactions at mineral interfaces in soils
  • Modelling of aggregation mechanisms
  • Simulation of flow and transport in porous media


  • Physikochemical Aspects of Transport (practical)
    Biological Aspects of Transport (practical)
  • Hydrogeology I (practical)
  • Hydrogeology II (practical)
  • Simulation of Flow and Transport
  • Hydrogeochemical Methods

Professional Experience

since 10/2011: Research Assistant at the Institute for Geosciences (FSU Jena)


  • PhD, 2016: Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Closed-Flow Column Experiments - An Alternative Approach for the Investigation of Solute Transport at the Continuum Scale
  • M.Sc. in Bio-Geosciences, 2011: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Institute for Geosciences (Chair of Hydrogeology), Thesis: Parametrisierung der Sorption (Ausmaß, Typ, Geschwindigkeit) eines ausgewählten Modellsorbat-Sorbenten-Systems mittels Kreislauf-Durchbruch-Experimenten
  • B.Sc. in Bio-Geosciences, 2009: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Institute for Geosciences (Chair of Applied Geology ), Thesis: Sorption und Kopräzipitation von Seltenen Erden Elementen an Goethit und Ferrihydrit


  • Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft (DBG)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)


  • Microaggregates: formation and turnover of the structural building blocks of soils (MADSoil)
  • Monitoring Migration Pathways in the Subsurface Using Tailored Polymer Tracer Libraries (AquaDiva C05)
  • Exploration of interface and pore-space properties on the continuum scale using closed-flow experiments
    (SPP 1315 Biogeochemical Interface in soil)