Dr. Christopher Rüger

Field of Research

  • High-resolution mass spectrometry
  • Atmospheric-pressure ionisation, particularly photo/laser ionization
  • Thermal analysis and other coupling techniques for gas-phase inlets
  • Development of software-applications for automated data analysis/processing



  • 2011 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) at Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rostock
  • 2013 Master of Science (Chemistry) at Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rostock
  • 2013 ─ 2015 State Postgraduate Scholarship Program Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • 2015 ─ 2018 Scientist at Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rostock
  • 2018 Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) at Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rostock
  • May 2018 ─ June 2019 Post-doctoral fellow at Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rouen (Normandy, France) in the group of Prof. Carlos Afonso in close cooperation to the C2MC-Lab (International Complex Matrices Molecular Characterization)
  • since July 2019 Research group leader „High-resolution mass spectrometry“ and habilitation candidate at Chair of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rostock


  • European Network of Fourier-Transform Ion-Cyclotron-Resonance Mass Spectrometry Centers (https://www.eu-fticr-ms.eu/)
  • Aerosol soft photo ionisation Orbitrap mass spectrometry (https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/project/id/12083)
  • SAARUS — Optimierung der Scrubber-Abgaswäsche Technologie zur Reduktion umweltschädlicher Schiffsemissionen
  • TBI — Entwicklung eines Thermolysereaktors für GFK/CFK: Chem. Charakterisierung und toxikologische Untersuchungen für Thermolysereaktor
  • C2MC (https://c2mclab.wordpress.com/)
  • DFG-RFBR Cooperation — Joint German-Russian Project: An interdisciplinary study on the impact of aerosolized particulate matter from aged wildfire plumes on environment and human health


  • Le Maître J, Hubert-Roux M, Paupy B, Marceau S, Rüger CP, Afonso C, Giusti P (2019) Structural analysis of heavy oil fractions after hydrodenitrogenation by high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry and ion mobility spectrometry. Faraday discussions(218):417–430
  • Rüger CP, Maillard J, Le Maître J, Ridgeway M, Thompson CJ, Schmitz-Afonso I, Gautier T, Carrasco N, Park MA, Giusti P, Afonso C (2019) Structural Study of Analogues of Titan's Haze by Trapped Ion Mobility Coupled with a Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Mass Spectrometer. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 30(7):1169–1173
  • Rüger CP, Grimmer C, Sklorz M, Neumann A, Streibel T, Zimmermann R (2017) Combination of different thermal analysis methods coupled to mass spectrometry for the analysis of asphaltenes and their parent crude oils - Comprehensive characterization of the molecular pyrolysis pattern. Energy and Fuels 32(3):2699–2711
  • Streibel T, Schnelle-Kreis J, Czech H, Harndorf H, Jakobi G, Jokiniemi J, Karg E, Lintelmann J, Matuschek G, Michalke B, Muller L, Orasche J, Passig J, Radischat C, Rabe R, Reda A, Rüger C, Schwemer T, Sippula O, Stengel B, Sklorz M, Torvela T, Weggler B, Zimmermann R (2016) Aerosol emissions of a ship diesel engine operated with diesel fuel or heavy fuel oil. Environmental science and pollution research international
  • Rüger CP, Miersch T, Schwemer T, Sklorz M, Zimmermann R (2015) Hyphenation of Thermal Analysis to Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry) Using Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization For Studying Composition and Thermal Degradation of Complex Materials. Analytical chemistry 87(13):6493–6499

University of Rostock
Institute of Chemistry
Division of Analytical and Technical Chemistry
Department Life Light & Matter
Dr. Christopher Rüger
Albert-Einstein-Straße 25
18059 Rostock (Germany)

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 - 8990
E-Mail: christopher.rueger(at)uni-rostock.de