Dr. Arne Koch

Main Research Topics

  • Physicochemical Characterization of aerosols from combustion processes and the mechanical processing of modern construction materials
  • Mass spectrometric and thermogravimetric investigation of aerosols and their constituents
  • Measurements of particle size distributions of various aerosols using SMPS and OPC 
  • Morphological investigation with element mapping of particles and fibers using electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018 Master of Science (Chemistry) at Leipzig University
  • 2018‒2023 Ph.D. student at the Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Rostock University
  • 2023 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Rostock University 
  • since 2023 Postdoc at the Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Rostock University


  • FAT Smoke Characterization of smoke forming agents for the combined application with an optical reconnaissance system for the fight against indoor terrorism
  • C3Characterization of aerosols from the mechanical processing and combustion of Carbon Concrete Composites

Key Publications

  • Pantzke, Jana; Koch, Arne; Zimmermann, Elias J.; Rastak, Narges; Offer, Svenja; Bisig, Christoph; Bauer, Stefanie; Oeder, Sebastian; Orasche, Jürgen; Fiala, Petra; Stintz, Michael; Rüger, Christopher P.; Streibel, Thorsten; Di Bucchianico, Sebastiano; Zimmermann, Ralf (2023): Processing of carbon-reinforced construction materials releases PM2.5 inducing inflammation and (secondary) genotoxicity in human lung epithelial cells and fibroblasts. In: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology98, 104079. DOI: 10.1016/j.etap.2023.104079.
  • Koch, Arne; Friederici, Lukas; Fiala, Petra; Springer, Armin; Di Bucchianico, Sebastiano; Stintz, Michael; Frank, Marcus; Rüger, Christopher P.; Streibel, Thorsten; Zimmermann, Ralf (2022): Impact of Thermal Stress on Abrasive Dust from a Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Composite. In: Fibers10 (5), 39. DOI: 10.3390/fib10050039.
  • Koch, Arne; Bergelt, Paul; Fiala, Petra; Käfer, Uwe; Orasche, Jürgen; Bauer, Stefanie; Di Bucchianico, Sebastiano; Stintz, Michael; Gröger, Thomas; Streibel, Thorsten; Zimmermann, Ralf (2021): Investigation of Chemical Composition and Fiber-Occurrence in Inhalable Particulate Matter Obtained from Dry Cutting Processes of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete Composites, Concrete and the Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Materials. In: Aerosol Science and Engineering5, 292‒306. DOI: 10.1007/s41810-021-00103-8.

University of Rostock
Institute of Chemistry
Division of Analytical and Technical Chemistry
Dr. Arne Koch
Albert-Einstein-Straße 27
18059 Rostock (Germany)

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 - 6534