Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry

Fields of interest are element species analytics, separation techniques, food chemistry, humansensorics and chemo- and biosensors. The insitute is organised in five workgroups.

Sensor Materials

The Sensor Materials group is dedicated to development of new sensing schemes and the synthesis of tailor-made indicators, receptors and polymeric sensor materials.

Applied Sensors

The Applied Sensor group is dedicated to the application of new sensor technologies in biotechnology and environmental analyses.

The group for Element analysis is dedicated to the development of new analytical techniques and apparatus for the determination of elements in organic and inorganic materials. In addition the group runs a laboratory for contract analysis.

The Food Chemistry and Human Sensory Analysis group is focussed on the flavour and off-flavour of foods. The combination of state-of-the-art instrumentation for the identification of odour active compounds and the sensory evaluation of the products in the sensory test lab allow deep insight into the flavour properties of the investigated product.

Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize

Members of the Institute are participating in the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE competition. It was initiated to improve mankinds understanding of how CO2 emissions are affecting ocean acidification.  Participating teams from all over the world have developed new innovative pH sensors that will affordably, accurately and efficiently measure ocean pH. More informations