Dr. Christopher Rüger

Research topics

  • 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

Short-Vita

  • 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

Projects

  • European Network of Fourier-Transform Ion-Cyclotron-Resonance Mass Spectrometry Centers (https://www.eu-fticr-ms.eu/)
  • Aerosol soft photo ionisation Orbitrap mass spectrometry AerOrbi
  • SAARUS — Optimierung der Scrubber-Abgaswäsche Technologie zur Reduktion umweltschädlicher Schiffsemissionen
  • TBI — Entwicklung eines Thermolysereaktors für GFK/CFK: Chem. Charakterisierung und toxikologische Untersuchungen für Thermolysereaktor
  • iC2MC (hhttps://ic2mc.cnrs.fr/)
  • 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

Key Publications

  • 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
All Publications

Lacroix-Andrivet, O.; Castilla, C.; Rüger, C.; Hubert-Roux, M.; Mendes Siqueira, A. L.; Giusti, P.; Afonso, C. Direct Insertion Analysis of Polymer-Modified Bitumen by Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Energy Fuels 2021, 35, 2165–2173.

Neumann, A.; Chacón-Patiño, M. L.; Rodgers, R. P.; Rüger, C. P.; Zimmermann, R. Investigation of Island/Single-Core- and Archipelago/Multicore-Enriched Asphaltenes and Their Solubility Fractions by Thermal Analysis Coupled with High-Resolution Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Energy Fuels 2021, 35, 3808–3824.

Rüger, C. P.; Le Maître, J.; Riches, E.; Palmer, M.; Orasche, J.; Sippula, O.; Jokiniemi, J.; Afonso, C.; Giusti, P.; Zimmermann, R. Cyclic Ion Mobility Spectrometry Coupled to High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Equipped with Atmospheric Solid Analysis Probe for the Molecular Characterization of Combustion Particulate Matter. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2021, 32, 206–217.

Zherebker, A.; Kostyukevich, Y.; Volkov, D. S.; Chumakov, R. G.; Friederici, L.; Rüger, C. P.; Kononikhin, A.; Kharybin, O.; Korochantsev, A.; Zimmermann, R.; Perminova, I. V.; Nikolaev, E. Speciation of organosulfur compounds in carbonaceous chondrites. Scientific reports 2021, 11, 7410.

Castilla, C.; Rüger, C. P.; Marcotte, S.; Lavanant, H.; Afonso, C. Direct Inlet Probe Atmospheric Pressure Photo and Chemical Ionization Coupled to Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry for the Description of Lignocellulosic Biomass. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2020, 31, 822–831.

Dhahak, A.; Grimmer, C.; Neumann, A.; Rüger, C.; Sklorz, M.; Streibel, T.; Zimmermann, R.; Mauviel, G.; Burkle-Vitzthum, V. Real time monitoring of slow pyrolysis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) by different mass spectrometric techniques. Waste management (New York, N.Y.) 2020, 106, 226–239.

Grimmer, C.; Friederici, L.; Streibel, T.; Naim, A.; Cirriez, V.; Giusti, P.; Afonso, C.; Rüger, C. P.; Zimmermann, R. Characterization of Polyethylene Branching by Thermal Analysis-Photoionization Mass Spectrometry. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2020, 31, 2362–2369.

Le Maître, J.; Paupy, B.; Hubert-Roux, M.; Marceau, S.; Rüger, C.; Afonso, C.; Giusti, P. Structural Analysis of Neutral Nitrogen Compounds Refractory to the Hydrodenitrogenation Process of Heavy Oil Fractions by High-Resolution Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility–Mass Spectrometry. Energy Fuels 2020, 34, 9328–9338.

Maillard, J.; Ferey, J.; Rüger, C. P.; Schmitz-Afonso, I.; Bekri, S.; Gautier, T.; Carrasco, N.; Afonso, C.; Tebani, A. Optimization of ion trajectories in a dynamically harmonized Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance cell using a design of experiments strategy. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM 2020, 34, e8659.

Neumann, A.; Käfer, U.; Gröger, T.; Wilharm, T.; Zimmermann, R.; Rüger, C. P. Investigation of Aging Processes in Bitumen at the Molecular Level with High-Resolution Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Mass Spectrometry and Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. Energy Fuels 2020, 34, 10641–10654.

Adair, E.; Afonso, C.; Bell, N. G. A.; Davies, A. N.; Delsuc, M.-A.; Godfrey, R.; Goodacre, R.; Hawkes, J. A.; Hertkorn, N.; Jones, D.; Lameiras, P.; Le Guennec, A.; Lubben, A.; Nilsson, M.; Paša-Tolić, L.; Richards, J.; Rodgers, R. P.; Rüger, C. P.; Schmitt-Kopplin, P.; Schoenmakers, P. J.; Sidebottom, P.; Staerk, D.; Summerfield, S.; Uhrín, D.; van Delft, P.; van der Hooft, J. J. J.; van Zelst, F. H. M.; Zherebker, A. High resolution techniques: general discussion. Faraday discussions 2019, 218, 247–267.

Afonso, C.; Barrow, M. P.; Bell, N. G. A.; Davies, A. N.; Duca, D.; Focsa, C.; Gauchotte-Lindsay, C.; Giusti, P.; Godfrey, R.; Goodacre, R.; Hawkes, J. A.; Hertkorn, N.; Jansen, J. J.; Jones, D.; Kew, W.; Le Guennec, A.; Lubben, A.; Paša-Tolić, L.; Rodgers, R. P.; Rüger, C. P.; Schmitt-Kopplin, P.; Schoenmakers, P. J.; Sciarrone, D.; Summerfield, S.; Uhrín, D.; van Zelst, F. H. M. Dealing with complexity: general discussion. Faraday discussions 2019, 218, 138–156.

Grimmer, C.; Rüger, C. P.; Streibel, T.; Cuoq, F.; Kwakkenbos, G.; Cordova, M.; Peñalver, R.; Zimmermann, R. Description of Steam Cracker Fouling and Coking Residues by Thermal Analysis-Photoionization Mass Spectrometry. Energy Fuels 2019, 33, 11592–11602.

Käfer, U.; Gröger, T.; Rüger, C. P.; Czech, H.; Saraji-Bozorgzad, M.; Wilharm, T.; Zimmermann, R. Direct inlet probe - High-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry as fast technique for the chemical description of complex high-boiling samples. Talanta 2019, 202, 308–316.

Le Maître, J.; Hubert-Roux, M.; Paupy, B.; Marceau, S.; Rüger, C. P.; Afonso, C.; Giusti, P. Structural analysis of heavy oil fractions after hydrodenitrogenation by high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry and ion mobility spectrometry. Faraday discussions 2019, 218, 417–430.

Rüger, C. P.; Maillard, J.; Le Maître, J.; Ridgeway, M.; Thompson, C. J.; Schmitz-Afonso, I.; Gautier, T.; Carrasco, N.; Park, M. A.; Giusti, P.; Afonso, C. 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 2019, 30, 1169–1173.

Rüger, C. P.; Grimmer, C.; Sklorz, M.; Neumann, A.; Streibel, T.; Zimmermann, R. 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 Fuels 2018, 32, 2699–2711.

Rüger, C. P.; Schwemer, T.; Sklorz, M.; O'Connor, P. B.; Barrow, M. P.; Zimmermann, R. Comprehensive chemical comparison of fuel composition and aerosol particles emitted from a ship diesel engine by gas chromatography atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry with improved data processing routines. European journal of mass spectrometry (Chichester, England) 2017, 23, 28–39.

Rüger, C. P.; Neumann, A.; Sklorz, M.; Schwemer, T.; Zimmermann, R. Thermal Analysis Coupled to Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry with Collision Induced Dissociation for Complex Petroleum Samples: Heavy Oil Composition and Asphaltene Precipitation Effects. Energy Fuels 2017, 31, 13144–13158.

Streibel, T.; Schnelle-Kreis, J.; Czech, H.; Harndorf, H.; Jakobi, G.; Jokiniemi, J.; Karg, E.; Lintelmann, J.; Matuschek, G.; Michalke, B.; Müller, 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. Aerosol emissions of a ship diesel engine operated with diesel fuel or heavy fuel oil. Environmental science and pollution research international 2017, 24, 10976–10991.

Wirth, M. A.; Rüger, C. P.; Sklorz, M.; Zimmermann, R. Using aromatic polyamines with high proton affinity as "proton sponge" dopants for electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. European journal of mass spectrometry (Chichester, England) 2017, 23, 49–54.

Kruse, J.; Abraham, M.; Amelung, W.; Baum, C.; Bol, R.; Kühn, O.; Lewandowski, H.; Niederberger, J.; Oelmann, Y.; Rüger, C.; Santner, J.; Siebers, M.; Siebers, N.; Spohn, M.; Vestergren, J.; Vogts, A.; Leinweber, P. Innovative methods in soil phosphorus research: A review. Journal of plant nutrition and soil science = Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenernahrung und Bodenkunde 2015, 178, 43–88.

Oeder, S.; Kanashova, T.; Sippula, O.; Sapcariu, S. C.; Streibel, T.; Arteaga-Salas, J. M.; Passig, J.; Dilger, M.; Paur, H.-R.; Schlager, C.; Mülhopt, S.; Diabaté, S.; Weiss, C.; Stengel, B.; Rabe, R.; Harndorf, H.; Torvela, T.; Jokiniemi, J. K.; Hirvonen, M.-R.; Schmidt-Weber, C.; Traidl-Hoffmann, C.; BéruBé, K. A.; Wlodarczyk, A. J.; Prytherch, Z.; Michalke, B.; Krebs, T.; Prévôt, A. S. H.; Kelbg, M.; Tiggesbäumker, J.; Karg, E.; Jakobi, G.; Scholtes, S.; Schnelle-Kreis, J.; Lintelmann, J.; Matuschek, G.; Sklorz, M.; Klingbeil, S.; Orasche, J.; Richthammer, P.; Müller, L.; Elsasser, M.; Reda, A.; Gröger, T.; Weggler, B.; Schwemer, T.; Czech, H.; Rüger, C. P.; Abbaszade, G.; Radischat, C.; Hiller, K.; Buters, J. T. M.; Dittmar, G.; Zimmermann, R. Particulate matter from both heavy fuel oil and diesel fuel shipping emissions show strong biological effects on human lung cells at realistic and comparable in vitro exposure conditions. PloS one 2015, 10, e0126536.

Rüger, C. P.; Sklorz, M.; Schwemer, T.; Zimmermann, R. Characterisation of ship diesel primary particulate matter at the molecular level by means of ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry coupled to laser desorption ionisation--comparison of feed fuel, filter extracts and direct particle measurements. Anal Bioanal Chem 2015, 407, 5923–5937.

Rüger, C. P.; Miersch, T.; Schwemer, T.; Sklorz, M.; Zimmermann, R. 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 2015, 87, 6493–6499.

Schwemer, T.; Rüger, C. P.; Sklorz, M.; Zimmermann, R. Gas Chromatography Coupled to Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry for Improvement of Data Reliability. Analytical chemistry 2015, 87, 11957–11961.

Smit, E.; Rüger, C. P.; Sklorz, M.; Goede, S. de; Zimmermann, R.; Rohwer, E. R. Investigating the Trace Polar Species Present in Diesel Using High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Selective Ionization Techniques. Energy Fuels 2015, 29, 5554–5562.

Yang, J.; Röwer, C.; Koy, C.; Ruß, M.; Rüger, C. P.; Zimmermann, R.; Fritschen, U. von; Bredell, M.; Finke, J. C.; Glocker, M. O. Mass spectrometric characterization of limited proteolysis activity in human plasma samples under mild acidic conditions. Methods (San Diego, Calif.) 2015, 89, 30–37.

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)

 

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Collaboration

Collaboration

iC2MC is an international joint laboratory.