Dr. Pablo Lodeiro

Reseach Divison 2: Marine Biogeochemistry
Reseach Unit: Chemical Oceanography
Working Group PI: Contaminant Behavior in Aquatic Systems


Office: Room: 12-321
Phone: +49 431 600-1296
Address: Wischhofstraße 1-3
D-24148 Kiel, Germany 



- Contaminant removal from solution by waste materials of biological origin

- Characterization of engineering nanoparticles in environmental systems 

- Study of trace metals, nanoparticles/colloids in marine environments

- Physicochemical characterization of marine dissolved organic matter and its interactions with trace metals

- Chemical speciation in seawater and other natural waters



Since May 2015 Senior Scientist at Geomar, Kiel

2013-2015 Marie Curie IEF Postdoctoral researcher at National Oceanography Centre Southampton (UK)

2009-2012 Postdoctoral researcher position Ángeles Alvariño at University of A Coruña (Spain), including two years of research placements:

May-December 2011, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)

April-December 2010, Ecole des Mines de Nantes (France)

April-December 2009, Department of Chemistry, University of Lleida (Spain)

2007-2009 Postdoctoral researcher at University of A Coruña

2007 PhD in Environmental Physical Chemistry, University of A Coruña (special doctorate award)

2002-2007 PhD student at University of A Coruña

2001 Diploma thesis at University of A Coruña

2000 Five years of Chemistry studies (Diplomgrad Uni.) from 10/1994 to

02/2000, University of A Coruña (Spain)



- Publications: 37 published papers (35 JCR journals), cited more than 1400 times (Scopus database) and h-index 20 (Research Gate). 

- Research projects: Participation in 11 research projects (3 companies involved), 4 of them as full time researcher on funded contracts and 2 European projects.

- Conferences: 38 congress communications in 28 meetings (20 international)

- Review of articles: Reviewer for 43 journals (award for the Best Review of the year 2006)

- Teaching activity: 350 hours of teaching experience (lab demonstrations Chemistry diplom, A Coruña University). Co-advisor of five MSc. students. Positive report from ANECA (The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain) in the evaluation prior to recruitment by public Universities of: Post dissertation teaching assistant and Non-civil servant tenured lecture. PhD tribunal member (March 2015, Lleida University, and March 2017, A Coruña, Spain)

- Research cruises:

  i) R/V Meteor, M121, Amazon Plume, 29/04 to 21/05/2018

  ii) R/V Polarstern, PS100, Artic Ocean, 19/07 to 06/09/2016

  iii) R/V Meteor, M121, South East Atlantic, 17/11 to 26/12/2015

- Courses: 45 specialised and training courses (more than 1500 hours) in the last 17 years

- Knowledge transfer activities: Cooperation in the implementation of the spin-off "Sorbigal: ecological adsorbents" promoted by Prof. Sastre de Vicente at University of A Coruña (Spain)

- Outreach activities: Interviewed in two Finnish newspapers, Länsi-Savo (cover new) and Helsingin Sanomat, and in Faro de Vigo (Spain). Appearances on Finnish TV-news and two Spanish newspapers, El Segre and La Voz de Galicia.



Spanish (mother tongue), Galician (mother tongue), Portuguese (good), English (fluent), French (basic knowledge), German (basic knowledge)



41. The proton binding properties of biosorbents.  Lodeiro, P.; Martínez-Cabanas, M.; Herrero, R.; Barriada, J.L.; Vilariño, T.; Rodríguez-Barro, P.; Sastre de Vicente, M. E. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 2019, Pages 1-18.

40. Understanding the Interactions of Sargassum muticum with Metals as a Starting Point for the Valorisation of Invasive Seaweed Species. Lodeiro, P.; Sastre de Vicente, M. E. Book Chapter in: Valorising Seaweed By-Products, 2019. Nova Science Publishers.

39. A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Fundamental Acid-Base Properties of Biosorbents. Lodeiro, P.; Martínez-Cabanas, M.; Herrero, R.; Barriada, J.L.; Vilariño, T.; Rodríguez-Barro, P.; Sastre de Vicente, M. E. Book Chapter in: Green Adsorbents for Pollutant Removal: Fundamentals and Design, 2018. Springer International Publishing.

38. Effect of polymer coating composition on the aggregation rates of Ag nanoparticles in NaCl solutions and seawaters. Lodeiro, P.; Achterberg, E.P.; Rey-Castro, C.; El-Shahawi, M.S. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 2018, Volume 631-632, Pages 1153-1162. 

37. Use of Waste-derived Biochar to Remove Copper from Aqueous Solution in a Continuous-Flow System. Arán, D.; Antelo, J.; Lodeiro, P.; Macías, F.; Fiol, S. INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 2017, Volume 56, Pages 12755-12762.

36. Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity to the coastal marine diatom Chaetoceros curvisetus. Lodeiro, P.; Browning, T.J.; Achterberg, E.P.; Guillou, A.; El-Shahawi, M.S. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2017, 7:10777, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-11402-x.

35. Detection of silver nanoparticles in seawater at ppb levels using UV-Visible spectrophotometry with long path cells. Lodeiro, P.; Achterberg, E.P.; El-Shahawi, M.S. TALANTA, 2017, Volume 164, Pages 257-260.

34. The Expedition PS100 of the Research Vessel POLARSTERN to the Fram Strait in 2016. July 18-September 6- Tromso-Tromso. Torsten Kanzow et al.

33.  Trace Metal Chemistry in the Water Column of the Angola Basin - A Contribution to the International GEOTRACES Program - Cruise No. M121 - November 22 - December 27, 2015 - Walvis Bay (Namibia) - Walvis Bay (Namibia).  Frank Martin; Eric P. Achterberg; Laura Bristow; Thomas Browning; Feifei Deng; Patricia Handmann; Edmund Hathorne; Mark Hopwood; Pablo Lodeiro; Jan-Lukas Menzel-Barraqueta; Gila Merschel; Steffi Meyer; Joaquín Pampín; Rahlf Peer; Willi Rath; Christian Schlosser; Angela Stippkugel; Lucia Vieira; Rebecca Zitoun; Andreas Rake. 2016, Pages 1-39. 

32.  New polymeric/inorganic hybrid sorbents based on red mud and nanosized magnetite for large scale applications in As(V) removal. Marta López-García; María Martínez-Cabanas; Teresa Vilariño; Pablo Lodeiro; Pilar Rodríguez-Barro; Roberto Herrero; José L. Barriada. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2017, Volume 311, Pages 117-125.

31. Silver nanoparticles coated with natural polysaccharides as models to study AgNP aggregation kinetics using UV-Visible spectrophotometry upon discharge in complex environments. Lodeiro, P.; Achterberg, E.P.; Pampín, J.; Affatati, A.; El-Shahawi, M.S. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 2016, Volume 539, Pages 7-16.

30. Non-metabolic uptake of Al3+ by dead leaves of Rubus ulmifolius: comparison with metabolic bioaccumulation data. Pablo Lodeiro; Marta López-García; Luz Herrero; José Luis Barriada; Roberto Herrero; Leticia Carro; Teresa Vilariño; Pilar Rodríguez; Manuel E. Sastre de Vicente. CLEAN–Soil, Air, Water, 2016, Volume 44, Pages 154-161.

29. Efficiency of copper removal by Sargassum sinicola in batch and continuous systems. Patron-Prado, Monica; Lodeiro, Pablo; Lluch-Cota, Daniel B.; et al. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 2013, Volume: 25, Pages: 1933-1937.

28. Gold reduction in batch and column experiments using silica gel derivates and seaweed biomass. Lodeiro, Pablo; Sillanpaa, Mika. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2013,  Volume: 230,  Pages: 372-379.

27. Experimental evidences for a new model in the description of the adsorption-coupled reduction of Cr(VI) by protonated banana skin. Lopez-Garcia, Marta; Lodeiro, Pablo; Herrero, Roberto; et al. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2013, Volume: 139, Pages: 181-189.   

26. Gold recovery from artificial seawater using synthetic materials and seaweed biomass to induce gold nanoparticles formation in batch and column experiments. Lodeiro, Pablo; Sillanpaa, Mika. MARINE CHEMISTRY, 2013, Volume: 152, Pages: 11-19.

25. Novel Fe loaded activated carbons with tailored properties for As(V) removal: Adsorption study correlated with carbon surface chemistry. Lodeiro, Pablo; Kwan, Siu Ming; Torres Perez, Jonatan; et al. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2013, Volume: 215, Pages: 105-112.

24. A Physicochemical Study of Al(+3) Interactions with Edible Seaweed Biomass in Acidic Waters. Lodeiro, Pablo; Lopez-Garcia, Marta; Herrero, Luz; et al. JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, 2012, Volume: 77, Issue: 9, Pages: C987-C993   

23. Cr(VI) removal from synthetic and real wastewaters: The use of the invasive biomass Sargassum muticum in batch and column experiments. Lopez-Garcia, Marta; Lodeiro, Pablo; Herrero, Roberto; et al. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, 2012, Volume: 18, Issue: 4, Pages: 1370-1376. 

22. Full description of copper uptake by algal biomass combining an equilibrium NICA model with a kinetic intraparticle diffusion driving force approach. Herrero, Roberto; Lodeiro, Pablo; Garcia-Casal, Lino J.; et al. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2011, Volume: 102, Issue: 3, Pages: 2990-2997.

21. A dynamic proof of mercury elimination from solution through a combined sorption-reduction process. Carro, Leticia; Anagnostopoulos, Vasilis; Lodeiro, Pablo; et al. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2010, Volume: 101, Issue: 23, Pages: 8969-8974.

20. Reduction of Cr (VI) levels in solution using bracken fern biomass: Batch and column studies. Lopez-Garcia, Marta; Lodeiro, Pablo; Barriada, Jose L.; et al. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2010, Volume: 165, Issue: 2, Pages: 517-523.

19. Competition effects in cation binding to humic acid: Conditional affinity spectra for fixed total metal concentration conditions. David, Calin; Mongin, Sandrine; Rey-Castro, Carlos; Galceran, J.; Companys, E.; Garcés, J.L.; Salvador, J.;  Puy, J.; Cecilia, J.;  Lodeiro, P.;  Mas, F. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 2010, Volume: 74, Issue: 18, Pages: 5216-5227.

18. Aluminium removal from wastewater by refused beach cast seaweed. Equilibrium and dynamic studies. Lodeiro, Pablo; Gudina, Angel; Herrero, Luz; et al. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 2010, Volume: 178, Issue: 1-3, Pages: 861-866.

17. Physicochemical characterisation of the ubiquitous bracken fern as useful biomaterial for preconcentration of heavy metals. Barriada, Jose L.; Caridad, Sergio; Lodeiro, Pablo; et al. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2009, Volume: 100, Issue: 4, Pages: 1561-1567.

16. The efficiency of the red alga Mastocarpus stellatus for remediation of cadmium pollution. Herrero, R.; Lodeiro, P.; Rojo, R.; et al. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2008, Volume: 99, Issue: 10, Pages: 4138-4146.

15. Cr-III binding by surface polymers in natural biomass: the role of carboxylic groups. Lodeiro, Pablo; Fuentes, Adrian; Herrero, Roberto; et al. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 2008, Volume: 5, Issue: 5, Pages: 355-365.

14. Bio-adsorption of metals present in waters by materials other than activated carbon. Marín Galvín, R.; Lodeiro, P.; Sastre De Vicente, M.E.; Rodríguez Mellado, J.M. TECNOLOGÍA DEL AGUA, 2008, Volume: 28, Issue: 300, Pages: 55-64.

13. Electrostatic Effects in Biosorption: The Role of the Electrochemistry. Lodeiro, Pablo; Barriada, José L.; Herrero, Roberto; et al. PORTUGALIAE ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 2007, Volume: 25, Issue: 1, Pages: 43-54.

12. Batch desorption studies and multiple sorption-regeneration cycles in a fixed-bed column for Cd(II) elimination by protonated Sargassum muticum. Lodeiro, P.; Herrero, R.; Sastre de Vicente, M. E. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 2006, Volume: 137, Issue: 3, Pages: 1649-1655.

11. The use of protonated Sargassum muticum as biosorbent for cadmium removal in a fixed-bed column. Lodeiro, P.; Herrero, R.; de Vicente, Sastre de Vicente, M.E. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 2006, Volume: 137, Issue: 1, Pages: 244-253.

10. The marine macroalga Cystoseira baccata as biosorbent for cadmium(II) and lead(II) removal: Kinetic and equilibrium studies. Lodeiro, P.; Barriada, J. L.; Herrero, R.; et al. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 2006, Volume: 142, Issue: 2, Pages: 264-273.

9. Interactions of cadmium(II) and protons with dead biomass of marine algae Fucus sp. Herrero, R; Cordero, B; Lodeiro, P; et al. MARINE CHEMISTRY, 2006, Volume: 99, Issue: 1-4, Pages: 106-116.

8. Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects on the biosorption of cadmium by low cost materials: A review. Lodeiro, Pablo; Herrero, Roberto; Sastre de Vicente, Manuel E. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 2006, Volume: 3, Issue: 6, Pages: 400-418.

7. Biosorption of cadmium by biomass of brown marine macroalgae. Lodeiro, P; Cordero, B; Barriada, JL; et al. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 2005, Volume: 96, Issue: 16, Pages: 1796-1803.

6. Biosorption of cadmium by the protonated macroalga Sargassum muticum: Binding analysis with a nonideal, competitive, and thermodynamically consistent adsorption (NICCA) model. Lodeiro, P; Rey-Castro, C; Barriada, JL; et al. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 2005, Volume: 289, Issue: 2, Pages: 352-358.

5. Removal of inorganic mercury from aqueous solutions by biomass of the marine macroalga Cystoseira baccata. Herrero, R; Lodeiro, P; Rey-Castro, C; et al. WATER RESEARCH, 2005, Volume: 39, Issue: 14, Pages: 3199-321.

4. Physicochemical studies of cadmium(II) biosorption by the invasive alga in europe, Sargassum muticum. Lodeiro, P; Cordero, B; Grille, Z; et al. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING, 2004, Volume: 88, Issue: 2, Pages: 237-247.

3. Biosorption of Cadmium by Fucus spiralis. Cordero, Bruno; Lodeiro, Pablo; Herrero, Roberto; et al. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, 2004, Volume: 1, Issue: 3, Pages: 180-187.

2. Acid-base properties of brown seaweed biomass considered as a Donnan gel. A model reflecting electrostatic effects and chemical heterogeneity. Rey-Castro, C; Lodeiro, P; Herrero, R; et al. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 2003, Volume: 37, Issue: 22, Pages: 5159-5167.

1. Electroreduction of diphenyl disulfide on a self-assembled lipid monolayer on mercury. Lodeiro, P; Herrero, R; Sastre de Vicente, M.E. LANGMUIR, 2002, Volume: 18, Issue: 24, Pages: 9377-9382.