Technische Universität Wien
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Head of Division:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Ruth BIRNER-GRÜNBERGER

Tel. +43/1/58801-17110
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Research Division "Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry"

Slogan: "From Elemental Analysis to supramolecular Bioanalysis"

The research groups within this division develop and apply mass-spectrometry for the analysis of elements and molecules including surface analytics, in-depth proteomics and metabolomics and mass imaging. By means of atmonic force microscopy, single molecules are detected and analysed on surfaces. Methods for the separation and the confirmation of incompatible environmental compounds are developed in the field of element-, and trace analysis.

Main Research Topics


  • Mass spectrometry and instrument development including desorption/ionization techniques and imaging
  • Elemental analysis
  • Molecular analysis
  • Supramolecular bioanalysis
  • Surfaces and thin films
  • Characterization of nanoparticles of inorganic and organic nature
  • Bioanalytics
  • Proteomics and biopolymer analysis
  • Metabolism research
  • Atomic force microscopy

Research Groups