Head of working group

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Massmann


AG Hydrogeologie/ Landschaftswasserhaushalt 
IBU, Fk. V, Gebäude A1 
Carl von Ossietzky Universität 
D-26111 Oldenburg


Renate Kettmann 
Raum: A1 1-130 
Tel.: ++49 (0) 441 / 798 - 4236 
Fax: ++49 (0) 441 / 798 -3769 

Gudrun Massmann

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Massmann

Head of working group

phone: +49 (0) 441-798-4837
Fak.V, IBU, A01 Raum 2-223
Contact time: Wednesdays 9.00 -11.00





Scientific Career and Education



Professor for Hydrogeology and Landscape Hydrology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

05/2005 – 02/2010

Research Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, Working Group Hydrogeology


Habilitation, Free University of Berlin, Germany



"Urban Water Reuse - Hydrodynamic and Hydrochemical Aspects of Managed Aquifer Recharge and Natural Bank Filtration and the Behaviour of Selected Organic Micropollutants."

03/2007 - 04/2007

Visiting Scientist, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

11/2004 - 04/2005

Research Associate, South Australian Government, Adelaide, Australia


Dissertation, Department of Earth Sciences, Free University of Berlin, Germany



"Infiltration of River Water into the Groundwater – Investigation and Modelling of Hydraulic and Geochemical Processes during Bank Filtration in the Oderbruch, Germany."

05/1999 - 10/2004

Research Associate, Free University of Berlin, Germany, Department of Earth Sciences, Workgroup Hydrogeology

11/1998 - 04/1999

Occupational Trainee, Centre for Groundwater Studies, CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide, Australia


Graduation/Diplom, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

Scientific interests

  • Surface water/groundwater interaction
  • Ecohydrology
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Urban hydrology
  • Managed aquifer recharge
  • Coastal hydrogeology


  • Heisenberg-Fellowship of the German Research Foundation
  • Best Oral Presentation Price (S31), XXXVI IAH Congress Toyama 2008
  • Visiting Scholarship 2007 of the Flinders Research Centre for Coastal and Catchment Environments, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Flinders University of South Australia (03-04/2007)
  • "Dresdener Grundwasserforschungspreis 2003" for an outstanding dissertation in hydrogeo-logical sciences, granted by the foundation "Wissenschaftliche Schule Zunker-Busch-Lückner"
  • "Ernst-Reuter-Preis 2003" for an outstanding scientific dissertation at the Free University of Berlin, awarded by the President of the Free University of Berlin, Berlin
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