Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics
Division Environmental and Process Analytics
Vienna University of Technology
Getreidemarkt 9/164 AC
A-1060 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 58801 15140
Fax: +43 1 58801 15199
He is the head of the working group. He started his studies in Chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology in 1987. He performed his diploma work as an ERASMUS fellow already at the Department of Analytical Chemistry in Córdoba (Spain) under supervision of Prof. M. Valcárcel.
After that he returned to Vienna where he received his master of science in 1993. During his PhD thesis, which he performed at under the supervision Prof. R. Kellner at the Vienna University of Technology he investigated the coupling of Flow Injection Analysis to Infrared Spectroscopy. He finished his PhD in 1996 ("Development of the Principles of Miniaturised Flow Injection Analysis Systems with FTIR-Spectroscopic Detection").
He continued his carrier as an assistant professor at the Vienna University of Technology focusing mainly on miniaturised automated flow systems (FIA, SIA) with vibrational spectroscopic detection. In 2001 he received his professorship in Analytical Chemistry from Vienna University of Technology.
Beside his work at the Institute he dedicates a lot of time to international conferences and commitees. In 1998 he chaired the AIRS III conference in Vienna. Currently he is in charge of the steering committee of the ICAVS (international conference on advanced vibrational spectroscopy). At his home laboratory at the Vienna University of Technology he is leading the Marie Curie Training Site ADVIS (Advanced and Applied Vibrational Spectroscopy) financed by the European Union. He is currently member of the editorial boards of Vibrational Spectroscopy and Applied Spectroscopy. In 2002 he received the Fritz Pregl award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2003 he was awarded the Fritz Feigl award of the Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry.