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Name: Silke Merchel
Born: 07/26/67
in: Bochum / Germany
Citizenship: German
Private address: Veilchenweg 50A
D-01326 Dresden
Germany
mobile:+49-179-4936942
  Research activities

since 02/11
Development of Resource Analytics at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

since 09/08
Development of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) at Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

since 09/05
Advancement of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide (TCN) techniques in Europe into a robust tool for Earth surface and environmental sciences (as a member of CRONUS-EU-Network) at CNRS institute CEREGE, Aix en Provence (F)

since 11/00
Analytical chemistry by using ionising radiation and development of radiochemical separation techniques at the Division “Nuclear Analysis”  at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin 

since 03/99
Organisation of the first international 26Al interlaboratory comparison, followed by 36Cl and 10Be 

since 05/98
Isolation and investigation of interstellar grains at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz

since 10/95
Measurement of long-lived radionuclides (e.g. 10Be, 26Al, 36Cl, 41Ca, 53Mn, 59Ni, 60Fe) by accelerator mass spectrometry at ETH Zurich / Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), Department of Physics, TU Munich (Germany), VERA - Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (Austria), ANU Canberra (Australia), CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence (France) and DREAMS, Dresden (Germany).

03/95 - 07/98
Ph.D. studies at the Department of Nuclear Chemistry (S.M. Qaim / U.Herpers) at the University of Cologne / Graduate scholarship for the research work "Origin and Evolution of the Solar System" supported by the DFG (German research foundation)
Topic: "Radiochemical determination of production rates of cosmogenic long-lived radionuclides in meteorites"

07/97 - 10/97
Exchange visit at PRIME Lab, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(M.E. Lipschutz) <Several projects involving long-lived cosmogenic radionuclides>

  Education

13.-15.04.2005
Course "Transport of radioactive materials", BAM & GUC - Gefahrgut- und Umweltconsulting

10.05./26.06.2001
EARMA Training Course for Researchers - “How to Present your Research Activities to Business Executives, Public Officials and Politicians“, Brussels (B)

09.05.2001
EARMA Training Course for Researchers - “How to Write a Competitive Proposal for the Fifth Framework Programme“, Brussels (B)

07/98
Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Cologne (Germany)

02/96 - 03/96
Course "Knowledge of Radiation Protection" at the Center for Radiation Protection and Radioecology, University Hannover (Germany)

05/94 - 02/95
Diploma-thesis at the
Department of Nuclear Chemistry, University of Cologne / Institute for Nuclear Chemistry (S.M. Qaim) at the KFA Jülich GmbH
Topic: "Radiochemical investigations on the (3He,7Be)-reaction of light target nuclei"

04/94
Diploma-examination in chemistry

11/93 - 12/93
Practical radiochemical course at the Institute for Nuclear Chemistry at the KFA Jülich GmbH

10/87
Matriculation for chemistry at the University of Cologne/Germany
subjects: inorganic, organic, physical and nuclear chemistry, physics

78 - 87
High school in Dortmund (Germany)

74 - 78
Primary school in
Dortmund (Germany)

  Professional experiences

since 01/12
Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), Dresden-Rossendorf

07/09 - 12/11
Division head "Ion Beam Analysis" at Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

09/08 - 06/09
Group leader Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) at Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

09/05 - 09/08
Marie Curie Fellow of CRONUS-EU-Network at CNRS institute CEREGE, Aix en Provence (France)

11/00 - 09/05
Post-doctoral fellow (BAM project “rising generation of scientist”) at the Division “Nuclear Analysis”  at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin

10/01 - 04/02
Visiting lecturer for "Instrumental analytical techniques" (study course pharmaceutics and chemical technology) at the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin - University of Applied Sciences (Department of mathematics, physics, and chemistry)

05/98 - 10/00
Post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz

03/96 - 05/98
Commissioner for radiation protection at the Department of Nuclear Chemistry, University of Cologne

03/95 - 02/98
Guide to practical radiochemical courses at the Department of Nuclear Chemistry, University of Cologne

06/94 - 01/95
Science assistant at the Institute for Nuclearchemistry, KFA Jülich GmbH

  Awards

05/17

HZDR Research Award 2016 (shared with G. Rugel)

05/05
Special award within the Berthold-Award 2005 of the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) e.V. (shared with I. Reiche and M. Radtke)

05/04
Award of the presidential board of BAM for the series of lectures Chemistry of Art" as contribution for the "Year of Chemistry" 2003 (in cooperation with Hahn-Meitner-Institute and Rathgen Research Laboratory, shared with O. Hahn and K. Pachaly)


  Membership

Division Nuclear chemistry  (member of management board 01/03-04/17) and Working Committee „Analytik mit Radionukliden und Hochleistungsstrahlenquellen"  (head of management board 05/09-12/16) of the GDCh

Meteoritical Society

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