Torsten C. Schmidt
Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

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Phone +49 201 183-6774+49 201 183-6774
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Torsten C. Schmidt

Prof. Dr. rer. nat
born 22 May 1968 in Bad Marienberg, Germany
married, two children


University Duisburg-Essen
Chair of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry and Centre for Water and Environmental Research
Universitätsstr. 5, 45141 Essen, Germany
Phone: +49 201 183 6774+49 201 183 6774/-6772
Fax: +49 201 183 6773


IWW Water Centre
Moritzstr. 26, 45476 Muelhein an der Ruhr, Germany

Professional Experience




2 books, 192 peer-reviewed publications in scholarly journals, 11 invited book chapters, ca. 80 invited talks, Researcher ID: A-1143-2011, Peer-reviewing for 15 international journals, national and international funding bodies, Associate Editor of Grundwasser 2006-2009

2015 Chaiman 6th Chemical Sciences and the Society Symposium
Since 2014 Speaker Research training group FUTURE WATER
2014, 2016, 2018 Chairman Mülheimer Wasseranalytisches Seminar
2014 Co-  Chairman Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water
Since 2013 President of the German Water Chemistry Society within GDCh and Chairman of the annual society meeting
2013 Chairman ANAKON 2013 in Essen
Since 2009 Director of the Centre for Water and Envronmental Research (ZWU) at UDE
Since 2006

Chair of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen and Scientific director for water chemistry at IWW Water Centre

2002-2006 Group leader „Environmental Chemistry and Analysis“ and Scientific Assistant (C1, assistant professor equivalent) at the Center for Applied Geoscience, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

Postdoc/research scientist at EAWAG/ETH Zurich, Department of Chemistry/Water resources and drinking water

Awards and Calls
2015 Diversity Engagement Award, University of Duisburg-Essen
2013 Fresenius Award German Chemical Society (GDCh)
2011 Fresenius Lecture of the GDCh division Analytical Chemistry
2010 Call for the Chair „Water Chemistry and Water Technology“, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) (declined)
2005 “Excellence in Review” Award Environ. Sci. Technol
Research Interests
  • Development and application of analytical methods with focus on separa-tion techniques (GC, LC), sample preparation and compound-specific isotope analysis
  • Process-oriented environmental chemistry with focus on the fate of organic pollutants in soil and water systems
  • Oxidation processes in water technology
  • Lectures, tutorials and lab courses in German and English at the universities of Marburg, Zurich, Tuebingen, Duisburg-Essen and the TU Danzig in the  fields: General Chemistry, Aquatic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Analysis, Stable isotope analysis, Chromatography, Oxidation Processes
  • Supervision of  > 170 Diploma-, Bachelor-, Masters Theses, and 41 completed PhD Theses in Tuebingen and Duisburg-Essen
  • November 2005 Baden-Wurttemberg certificate in university teaching
2008-2012 Dean of Studies, Faculty of Chemistry
2006-2010 Member of the Dissertation Board, Faculty of Chemistry
Since 2006 Member of the faculty board, Faculty of Chemistry
Since 2006 Member in five appointment committees (twice as chairman)
since 2014 International Advisory Board “Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
2013-2018 Board of trustees of „Nachrichten aus der Chemie“
Since 2013

Advisory council of Willy-Hager-Stiftung

2013-2015 Feature Panel „Analytical Chemistry“
Since 2010 - Managing board of the Water Chemistry Society within GDCh
- Advisory board of the working group of the Rhine water works
2010-2011 National representative at IUPAC’s Analytical Chemistry Division
Since 1995 German Chemical Society (GDCh), Divisions Water Chemistry Society, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
2006 Habilitation, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Geoscience faculty, Venia Legendi in “Hydrogeochemistry and Environmental analytical chemistry
1997 PhD, Philipps-University Marburg, Analytical Chemistry
1994-1997 Law Studies, Philipps-University Marburg, with emphasis on Environmental Law
1994 Diploma, Chemistry, Philipps-University Marburg and Heriot-Watt-University Edinburgh
1987 Abitur (A-Level equiv)

Essen, October 2018

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University Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Chemistry
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
Universitätsstr. 5
D-45141 Essen

Head of Department
Prof. Dr. Torsten C. Schmidt
Phone +49 201 183-6774

Lydia Vaassen
Phone +49 201 183-6772

Fax: +49 201 183 6773