Dr. Sven Ehlert

Fields of Research

  • development of SPI mass-spectrometric methods
  • analytical process control of coffee, cocoa, tobacco and e-cigarettes
  • development of laserdesorption for trace detection of security relevant substances


  • 2008 diploma (chemistry), University of Rostock
  • 2014 graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) at the chair of analytical chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Rostock University
  • since 2008 visiting scientist at the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health
  • since 2008 scientist at the chair of analytical chemistry, University of Rostock


Ehlert S, Hölzer J, Rittgen J, Pütz M, Schulte-Ladbeck R, Zimmermann R. Rapid on-site detection of explosives on surfaces by ambient pressure laser desorption and direct inlet single photon ionization or chemical ionization mass spectrometryAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2013;405(22):6979–93.

Ehlert S, Walte A, Zimmermann R. Ambient pressure laser desorption and laser-induced acoustic desorption ion mobility spectrometry detection of explosivesAnalytical Chemistry 2013;85(22):11047–53.

Hertz-Schünemann R, Streibel T, Ehlert S, Zimmermann R. Looking into individual coffee beans during the roasting process: Direct micro-probe sampling on-line photo-ionisation mass spectrometric analysis of coffee roasting gasesAnalytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2013;405(22):7083–96.

Kleeblatt J, Ehlert S, Hölzer J, Sklorz M, Rittgen J, Baumgärtel P, Schubert JK, Zimmermann R. Investigation of the photoionization properties of pharmaceutically relevant substances by resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization spectroscopy and single-photon ionization spectroscopy using synchrotron radiationApplied Spectroscopy 2013;67(8):860–72.


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

Dr. Sven Ehlert

Albert-Einstein-Straße 27
18059 Rostock (Germany)

Tel: +49 (0) 381 498 - 6532