Dr Uwe Schneidewind PhD

Dr Uwe Schneidewind

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Uwe is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow funded by the German Research Foundation. His research at UoB focusses on the fate and transport of microplastics in freshwater sediments. His main research interests are related to unravelling water flow and contaminant transport processes in streambeds and near-stream shallow aquifers.

A summary of his current research project can be found here: https://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/403826296?language=en


  • 12/2011 – 2/2016: PhD in Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University (UGent), Belgium
    Thesis title: Water Flow and Contaminant Transformation in the Hyporheic Zone of Lowland Rivers
  •  8/2006 – 9/2008: MSc in in Applied Environmental Geoscience, University of Tübingen, Germany
    Thesis title: Determination of the Hydraulic Conductivity using Direct-Push Injection Logger
  • 8/2004 – 2/2005: Studies in Environmental Engineering at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • 10/2002 – 7/2006: BSc in Environmental and Resource Management, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus, Germany
    Thesis title: Geophysical Investigation of the Oil-Shale Bearing Structure “Erlenwiese” in the Vicinity of the World Heritage Site “Messel Pit Fossil Site”

Other activities

  • Reviewer for Water Resources Research, Water MDPI, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Hydrology – Regional Studies, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Applied Thermal Engineering, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, CRC Press
  • Memberships: American Geophysical Union (AGU), German Geological Society -Section Hydrogeology (FH-DGGV)