Modern methods of mass spectrometry and chromatography

With the beginning of the winter term 2019/2020, our mass spectrometry seminar started again. Also students are welcome to attend our session. More information and the whole list of topics and dates can be found here.  



SAARUS measurement campaign

Within the framework of the BMWi project SAARUS - Optimization of scrubber exhaust gas scrubbing technology to reduce environmentally harmful ship emissions scientists of the University of Rostock, der Universität der Bundeswehr München and the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW) conducting the first measurement campaign at the research ship diesel engine located at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marin Engineering. In this eight week attempt, the physical and chemical characteristics of various shipping fuels are exploited. The fuel variety reaches from compliant marine gas oil up to heavy fuel oil with high Sulphur-content not tolerated according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations. This knowledge will be the basis to judge the effect of scrubber exhaust technology on the emissions in the upcoming project duration.

30.06.2020 Congratulations!

We congratulate Christian Gehm to his passed PhD defence.

11.02.2020 2. project meeting SAARUS

The second project meeting of the SAARUS project took place a the IOW Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung in Warnemünde. In the meeting, the first measurement campain was discussed and planned. The aim of the project is the optimization of the scrubber technology for the reduction of ship emmisions. In the meeting paticipated the following project members:

  • Universität Rostock, Lehrstuhl für Kolbenmaschinen und Verbrennungsmotoren & Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Technische und Analytische Chemie
  • Universität der Bundeswehr München, Fakultät für Maschinenbau - Institut für Chemie und Umwelttechnik
  • IOW Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung
  • AVL Deutschland GmbH
  • GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH
  • RVT Process Equipment GmbH
  • SULT GmbH

28.01.2020 Congratulation.

We congratulate Theo Schwemer to his passed PhD defence with the topic "Development and optimisation of a method for the characterization of unknown substances with gas chromatography coupled to ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry and atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation".


22.01.2020 Trip to Thermo Fisher Scientific in Bremen

On Wednesday, the 22th of January, we had our anual trip of the course "modern methods in mass spectrometry and chromatography". This year, the 16 students visited the company Thermo Fisher Scientific in Bremen. In vivid presentations, the platform of modern mass spectrometry from benchtop orbitrap systems to isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) was presented. Besides technical details, different carriers of the employees were presented during lunch. The visit was completed by a factory tour, where the students got insights into the prosuction of analytical intruments.


21.01.2020 Congratulations.

We congratulate Uwe Käfer to his passed PhD defence with the topic " Integration of different sample inlets for high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry to investigate heavy petroleum fractions ".


07.01.2020 Congratulations.

We congratulate Sascha Münster-Müller to his passed PhD defence with the topic "Novel approaches for impurity and isotopic profiling of synthetic cannabinoids".



07.01.2020 Congratulations.

We congratulate René Reiss to his passed PhD defence with the topic " Investigation and development of analytical techniques for trace level detection of drugs, explosives and their precursors".



University of Rostock
Institute of Chemistry
Division of Analytical and Technical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmermann
Secretariat Christin Kühl

Dr.-Lorenz-Weg 2
18059 Rostock

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