Research in the field of analytical chemistry is concerned with the development and application of novel methods in materials, geo, environmental and life sciences as well as the implementation of metrological principles. The focus is on mass spectrometric methods for elemental and isotopic analysis.

Chemical research deals with fundamental and technological issues in the field of corrosion. The understanding of mechanisms leads to the development of materials with improved corrosion properties.

Novel technological developments of methods in the combination of analytical chemistry and material science complement the research portfolio of the chair.

RG - Element analytics

„(Almost) nothing is hidden from us"

Methods of element trace and ultra trace analysis using mass spectrometry and x-ray fluorescence are being developed and used to determine the origin of environmental toxins, the formation of deposits, or the determination of the origin of food and other materials.

Thomas Meisel - RG Head Analytics

RG - Isotop analysis

„New tools bring new insights and knowledge“

New analytical methods for determining the isotopic ratio are being developed, including matrix separation and species-specific methods. The applications cover the area of ??risk assessment of technological critical elements, provenance studies as well as bio and hydrochemical cycles.

Johanna Irrgeher - RG Head Isotop analysis

RG - Corrosion

"Corrosion under observation, protection under control"

Basic research and technological developments in the field of chemical and mechanical corrosion improve the understanding of corrosion mechanisms. Research has a strong influence on the development of materials with improved corrosion properties.

Gregor Mori- RG Head Corrosion

RG - Technology/Metrology

"We need science that thinks outside the box!"

Well-founded metrological principles are developed and transferred to analysis routines. Innovative analysis tools and technologies are evaluated and developed. New materials (eg alloys and minerals) are being investigated for their chemical properties and effects

Thomas Prohaska - Chair, RG Head Technology/Metrology