School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

  • Highly Cited Researcher
  • President of the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB)
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Visiting Professor at the Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Guest Professor at the China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Honorable Ambassador for Gangwon Province, Korea
  • Editor-in-Chief for Special Issues and Associate Editor of the "Journal of Hazardous Materials"
  • Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Environmental Pollution"
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology" (CREST)

Awards:
Award for internationalisation of research and teaching: Weltlöwe

Research interests:

  • Biogeochemistry of trace elements and nutrients in wetland soils, sediments, waters, and plants
  • Global soil and groundwater pollution
  • Remediation of soil and groundwater
  • Biochar
  • Soil microbiology
  • Nano materials

Antoniadis, V., Levizou, E., Shaheen, S.M., Ok, Y.S., Sebastian, A., Baum, C., Prasad, M.N.V., Wenzel, W.W., Rinklebe, J. (2017): Trace elements in the soil-plant interface: Phytoavailability, translocation, and phytoremediation–A Review. Earth-Science Reviews. 171. 621-645.

Antoniadis, V., Shaheen, S.M., Levizou, E., Shahid, M., Niazi, N.K., Vithanage, M., Ok, Y.S., Bolan, N., Rinklebe, J. (2019): A critical prospective analysis of the potential toxicity of trace element regulation limits in soils worldwide: Are they protective concerning health risk assessment? – A review. Environment International. 127. 819-847.

Beckers, F., Rinklebe, J. (2017): Cycling of mercury in the environment: sources, fate and human health implications: a review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 47(9). 693-794.

Du Laing, G., Rinklebe, J., Vandecasteele, B., Meers, E., Tack, F.M.G. (2009): Trace metal behaviour in estuarine and riverine floodplain soils and sediments: A review. Science of the Total Environment. 407. 3972-3985.

Hou, D., O’Connor, D., Igalavithana, A. D., Alessi, D. S., Luo, J., Tsang, D. C. W., Sparks, D. L., Yamauchi, Y., Rinklebe, J., Ok, Y. S. (2020): Metal contamination and bioremediation of agricultural soils for food safety and sustainability. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. 1(7): 366-381.

Palansooriya, K.N., Shaheen, S.M., Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Hashimoto, Y., Hou, D., Bolan, N.S., Rinklebe, J., Ok, Y.S. (2020): Soil amendments for immobilization of potentially toxic elements in contaminated soils: A critical review. Environment International. 134. 105046.

Rinklebe, J., Antoniadis, V., Shaheen, S.M., Rosche, O., Altermann, M. (2019): Health risk assessment of potentially toxic elements in soils along the Central Elbe River, Germany. Environment International. 126. 76-88.

Antoniadis, V. Shaheen, S.M. Stärk, H-J. Wennrich, R. Levizou, E. Merbach, I. Rinklebe, J. (2021): Phytoremediation potential of twelve wild plant species for toxic elements in a contaminated soil. Environment International 146, 106233

Melo, T. M., Schauerte, M., Bluhm, A., Slaný, M., Paller, M., Bolan, N., Bosch, J., Fritzsche, A., Rinklebe, J. (2022): Ecotoxicological effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on earthworms and plants and a new PFAS adsorbing organoclay to immobilize PFAS in soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 128771.

Palansooriya, K.N., Li, J., Dissanayake, P.,D., Suvarna, M., Li, L., Yuan, X., Sarkar, B., Tsang, D.C.W., Rinklebe, J., Wang, X., Ok, Y.S. (2022): Prediction of Soil Heavy Metal Immobilization by Biochar Using Machine Learning. Environmental Science & Technology, 56, 7, 4187-4198.

Wang, J., Shaheen, S.M., Jing, M., Anderson, C.W.N., Swertz, A.-C., Wang, S.-L., Feng, X., Rinklebe, J. (2021): Mobilization, methylation, and demethylation of mercury in a paddy soil under systematic redox changes. Environmental Science & Technology, 55 (14), 10133-10141.

Yang, X., Shaheen, S. M., Wang, J., Hou, D., Ok, Y. S., Wang, S.-L., Wang, H., Rinklebe, J. (2022): Elucidating the redox-driven dynamic interactions between arsenic and iron-impregnated biochar in a paddy soil using geochemical and spectroscopic techniques. Journal of Hazardous Materials 422, 126808.

Shaheen, S. M., Natasha, Mosa, A., El-Naggar, A., Hossain, M.F., Abdelrahman, H., Niazi, N.K., Shahid, M., Zhang, T., Tsang, Y.F., Trakal, L., Wang, S., Rinklebe, J. (2022): Manganese oxide-modified biochar: production, characterization and applications for the removal of pollutants from aqueous environments - a review. Bioresource Technology 346 (2022) 126581.

Full Professor (10/2010 – lifetime), Soil- and Groundwater-Management at the University of Wuppertal, Germany

Associate Professor (10/2006 – 10/2010) Soil- and Groundwater-Management at the University of Wuppertal, Germany

Senior scientist & Project leader (06/2005 – 09/2006) Senior Scientist in the Department of Soil Chemistry of the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle GmbH

Scientist & Project leader (10/2001 – 09/2005) Scientist in the Department Soil Science of the UFZ Centre for Envi­ronmental Research Leipzig-Halle GmbH

Research Associate (12/1997-08/2000) Department of Soil Science of the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle GmbH

Scientist and Project manager (10-12/1997) Institute of Soil Science and Site Research in Tha­randt of the Technical University of Dresden

Researcher (11/1997) Institute of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition of the Agricultural Faculty of the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Witten­berg

Researcher (5-08/1997) Institute of Soil Science and Site Research, Tha­randt, Technical University of Dresden

Associate Editor

  • “Environmental Pollution”

Editorial Board Member

  • “Geoderma”
  • "Ecotoxicology"
  • "Water, Air, & Soil Pollution"
  • “Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science"

Leading Guest Editor

  • “Journal of Environmental Management”
  • “Applied Geochemistry”
  • “Environmental Geochemistry and Health”

Guest Editor

  • “Chemosphere” for the Special Issue related to 18th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2016) in Ghent, Belgien.
  • “Environmental Geochemistry and Health” related to Asia Pacific Biochar Conference 2016 in Korea
  • “Geoderma” for the Special Issue "Properties, processes, and ecological functions of wetland, paddy and floodplain soils", EUROSOIL 2012
  • “Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science" Special Issue des 10th International Symposium of Wetland Biogeochemistry 2007: Annapolis, U.S.A.

Reviewer for international journals:

  • "Nature Geoscience"
  • "Environmental Science and Technology“
  • "Chemosphere”
  • "Soil Biology and Biochemistry”
  • "Soil Science Society of America Journal“
  • "Climatic Change”
  • "Journal of Soils and Sediments”
  • "Journal of Environmental Quality“
  • "Environmental Pollution”
  • "Science of the Total Environment”
  • "Water, Air, and Soil Pollution“
  • "Ecological Engineering“
  • "Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment”
  • "Journal of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science“
  • "Journal of Harzardous Material“
  • "Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science“
  • "Journal of Soil and Sediment Contamination – An International Journal”
  • "Journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment”
  • "Ecotoxicology”
  • "Journal of Freshwater Ecology"
  • "Chemical Geology"
  • "International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry"
  • "Environmental Science and Pollution Research"
  • "CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water"
  • "Atmospheric Environment"
  • "Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science"
  • "Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry"
  • "Environmental Monitoring and Assessment"
  • "CATENA"
  • "WETLANDS"
  • "Journal of Geochemical Exploration"
  • "Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety"

Organization of special sessions

  • 2017: “Interactions between biochars and trace elements (TEs) in the environment” 14th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2017: “Management of trace element fluxes in the environment: from regulation to remediation”. 14th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2016: „Heavy metals and biochar interactions“ on the international Conference „Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2016)“
  • 2016: “Heavy Metals in Sediments: Biogeochemistry and Remediation” on the international Conference „Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2016)“
  • 2015: „Fate and transport of metals in contaminated sediments – new approaches in remediation” International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2014: Organization of the special session: “Heavy Metals in Sediments and Remediation Technologies” on the “17th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment” (ICHMET) 2014 in Guiyang, China
  • 2013: „Management and Remediation of Contaminated Fresh Water and Marine Sediments” International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2013 in Athens, U.S.A.
  • 2012: 4th International Congress –European Congress of Soil Science- EUROSOIL 2012 Soil Science for the Benefit for the Mankind and Environment
  • Organization of the special session: “Wetland, floodplain, riparian soils: properties, processes and ecological functions” in Bari, Italy
  • 2012: Organization of the special session: “Heavy Metals in Sediments - Interactions, Remediation, and Management” on the “16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment” (ICHMET) 2012 in Rome, Italy
  • 2011: Organization of the special symposium 3: “Bioavailability of contaminants in freshwater and coastal/marine sediments: implications for remedial technologies” auf der International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) 2011 in FLORENCE, Italy
  • 2010: Organization of the special session: “Heavy Metals in Sediments and Remediation Technologies” auf der “15th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment” (ICHMET) 2010 in Gdańsk, Poland

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