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Prof. Dr. (apl) Jörg Bachmann

Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Bodenphysik
Institut für Bodenkunde
Herrenhäuser Str. 2
30419 Hannover
Raum: 4111-005

Telefon:+49 (0)511 762-3672
Fax:+49 (0)511 762-5559
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Professional Career

since 1.5.2005  Head of the Soil Physics Group, Institute of Soil Science (Replacement of
                       former C3 professorship), LUH

2002                Nomination as apl. Professor (Soil Physics), U Hannover
1996                Habilitation. Venia legendi in Soil Science and Soil Physics, U Hannover
1988-1991        Research Assistant, Institute of Soil Science, U Hannover
1988                Doctoral degree Dr. rer. nat. (Soil Physics) at U. Hannover (Germany)

Functions in university, foundations and in associations

Since 2016       Associate Editor “Vadose Zone Journal”
Since 2015       Chair of Examination Board; university course “Landschaftswissenschaften”
                       at LUH,
Associate Editor “Vadose Zone Journal”
Since 2012       Associate Editor “Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics”
Since 2000       Member of Editorial Board, “Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science”
                       Member of the German Soil Science Society and the Soil Science Society
                       of America

Research Profile

The group of Prof. Bachmann (Soil Physics) has a long-year expertise in soil physical and physico-chemical analyses to specify surface properties of soil particles. The analysis and specification of effective physicochemical parameters in combination with flux processes in soil (water, heat, solutes, colloids) is the major research interest, aimed to link basic soil physical and chemical properties with environmental research and which is considered as one of the essential and innovative elements of future development of the group. Some of the key research programs conducted during the last years were embedded within the framework of two DFG Priority programs (SPP 1090: Carbon Sequestration in Soil; SPP 1315: Biogeochemical Interfaces) and one Research Group (FOR 1806: SUBSOM). Of central importance were studies about the coupling of the wettability of soil particles with fundamental physical soil processes with respect to soil structure and water, heat, solute and colloid transport processes in natural and model 3 phase systems.

Jörg Bachmann has participated in national and international scientific committees and commissions, and is recently associate editor of two international scientific journals (Journal of Hydraulics and Hydromechanics, Vadose Zone Journal). He coordinated several years the scientific workshop “Advanced Modelling with HYDRUS) together with Prof. R. van Genuchten and Prof. J. Simunek. He is reviewer for Soil Science Society of America Journal, Journal of Hydrology, Vadose Zone Journal, Journal of Colloid Interfacial Science, European Journal of Soil Science, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Geoderma, Journal of Soils and Sediments, Catena.