Dr. Gabriel SIGMUND

University of Vienna
Junior Group Leader
Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2, UZA II
Room 2C404
A-1090 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-4277-53392

Research interests

Gabriel is interested in the multiple facets of pyrogenic carbon (i.e., wildfire charcoal, biochar, activated carbon) and emerging organic contaminants. In his research he aims to decipher processes in natural environments (post-fire landscapes), semi-engineered systems (agricultural soils), and engineered systems (remediation applications).

Ongoing research focuses on (i) effects of pyrogenic carbon in post-fire landscapes on organic matter cycling and the occurrence of persistent free radicals, (ii) biochar and wood-based activated carbon for sustainable contaminant remediation, and (ii) mobility of ionic and ionizable organic contaminants, which is critical for assessing the emerging contaminant class of persistent mobile and toxic (PMT) substances.


2020 Junior Group Leader, University of Vienna
2019 Guest scientist, Nankai University
2019 Postdoc, Agroscope Zurich
2018 Postdoc, Technical University of Munich
2017 Ph.D. environmental science, University of Vienna
2013 M.Sc. ecotoxicology, Technikum Wien

Publication record at Google Scholar and ORCID