Laumann, S.J.


Susanne is Research Manager Geothermal Energy at the Department of Geoscience & Engineering. She provides support to the Geothermal Theme at the department to manage and expand research activities within this theme. Her work includes management of the TU Delft component of EPOS-NL, coordinating transnational access to the EPOS-NL facilities and coordination with the European EPOS community.


Susanne graduated in 2009 with a Diplom (MSc equivalent) in Food Chemistry from the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. She then joined the Department of Environmental Geosciences at the University of Vienna to study for a PhD in Applied Earth Sciences which she completed in December 2013. Susanne moved to the Netherlands in 2014 and started working with the consulting company Tauw bv as consultant for soil and groundwater contamination. At Tauw she was also involved in research on nature-based geoengineering techniques. This led to a part-time Postdoc position at the TU Delft on nature-based geoengineering techniques that Susanne started in September 2015. In her role as postdoctoral researcher and consultant Susanne was involved in the successful execution of two large scale pilot projects.

In February 2020 Susanne started as Research Manager Geothermal Energy at the TU Delft to focus her work on research support and managing multi-disciplinary projects with the Geothermal Theme.

  • Zhou, J., S. Laumann and T.J. Heimovaara (2019), Applying aluminum-organic matter precipitates to reduce soil permeability insitu: a field and modeling study, Science of the Total Environment, 662: 99-109.
  • Schmid D., V. Micić, S. Laumann and T. Hofmann (2015). Measuring the reactivity of commercially available zero-valent iron nanoparticles used for environmental remediation with iopromide, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 181: 36-45.
  • Laumann S., V. Micić and T. Hofmann (2014). Mobility enhancement of nanoscale zero-valent iron in carbonate porous media through co-injection of polyelectrolytes, Water Research 50: 70-79.
  • Laumann S., V. Micić, G. V. Lowry and T. Hofmann (2013). Carbonate minerals in porous media decrease mobility of polyacrylic acid modified zero-valent iron nanoparticles used for groundwater remediation, Environmental Pollution 179: 53-60.
  • Laumann S., V. Micić, J. Fellner, D. Clement and T. Hofmann (2013). Material Flow Analysis: An Effectiveness Assessment Tool for In Situ Thermal Remediation, Vadose Zone Journal 12 (1).
  • Laumann S., V. Micić, M. A. Kruge, C. Achten, R. F. Sachsenhofer, J. Schwarzbauer and T. Hofmann (2011). Variations in concentrations and compositions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in coals related to the coal rank and origin, Environmental Pollution 159 (10): 2690-2697.

Current projects

EPOS-NL is the Dutch contribution of National research infrastructures to the European Plate Observatory System (EPOS), the pan-European infrastructure for solid Earth science.
EPOS-NL is a cluster of large scale facilities, specialist laboratories and data centres. The main large-scale facilities to be developed in phase one will include the Earth Simulation Infrastructure (ESI) at Utrecht University, the deep geothermal well (DAPwell) and Petrophysics Lab (DPL) at TU Delft and the ORFEUS earthquake data centre at KNMI.

Past projects

SoSEAL, TU Delft
Soil Sealing by Enhanced Aluminum and DOM Leaching

NanoSan, Universtiy of Vienna
Application of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) for in situ remediation of groundwater contaminated by chlorinated solvents

MEMOS, University of Vienna
Material flow analysis as an effectiveness assessment tool for in situ thermal remediation of a chlorinated solvent source zone

Susanne Laumann

Research Manager Geothermal Energy

Monday till Thursday