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Dipl.-Geoök. Marcel P. Simon

Dipl.-Geoök. Marcel P. Simon

Scientific Researcher

Department of Soil Science and Soil Conservation, iFZ

Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32

35392 Giessen, Germany


Room: B226


Phone: +49(0)641 99 37115

Fax: +49(0)641 99 37109


ORCID-iD: 0000-0003-3007-699X



Fields of work

  • Extraction and analytics of organic pollutants in soil and organic matrices
  • Surfactant enhanced phytoremediation
  • Passive sampling using silicon rubber films
  • GC-MS, (HPLC-)GPC, Solid phase micro extraction (SPME)
  • Project: Screening and phytoremediation of POP contaminated soils in the South Caucasus (POPcont)
  • Project: Metabarcoding recent anthropogenic impact on lakes.
    Subtask: Determination of OCP contents in sediment layers of the lakes.



  • 10/2010 Diploma in Geoecology (University of Bayreuth)
  • 08/2014 Master in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (University of Kassel)
  • 2015 Hospitation at the Institute of Soil Science and Soil Conservation (6 months)
  • 2016-2017 Academic assistant at the Institute of Soil Science and Soil Conservation
  • Since 08/2017 Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Soil Science and Soil Conservation

Peer-reviewed publications

Lud D, Schwemm A, Kalandadze B, Babaev E, Simon MP, Weller P, Düring R-A. 2022. Pesticide handling and waste management: a case study on DDT and HCHs from the Southern Caucasus. SN Applied Sciences 4: 112.

Simon MP, Knuth D, Böhm L, Wiltschka K, Schatz M, Düring R-A. 2022. A miniaturized method for fast, simple, and sensitive pesticide analysis in soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments 22: 496–508.

Woldetsadik D, Simon MP, Knuth D, Hailu H, Gebresilassie A, Dejen A, Düring R-A. 2021. Exposure to DDT and HCH congeners and associated potential health risks through khat (Catha edulis) consumption among adults in South Wollo, Ethiopia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health.