Sophie Banke

PhD researcher


When I studied chemistry, I was always most passionate about inorganic chemistry and applying chemistry to environmentally relevant topics. The logical consequence is working on phosphate recovery from manure. I do so by studying the barriers and enablers of forming the iron phosphate vivianite in different environments.


MSc Chemistry TU Dresden, Germany, 2021
BSc Regio Chimica (Chemistry) Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany, and Université de Haute Alsace, France, 2019

Research interests

Vivianite, Phosphorus Recovery, Iron Chemistry, Manure