News from the Laboratory


2018-11-26 Award Charlotte Driesen received the Award for the Best Oral Presentation at the Empa PhD Symposium 2018 in Dübendorf. Her presentation was titled ‘’Transgenerational Fate Modeling of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Cattle’’.

2018-09-21: New Paper Out Terreni, J., Trottmann, M., Delmelle, R., Heel, A., Trtik, P., Lehmann, E.H., Borgschulte, A., Observing Chemical Reactions by Time-Resolved High-Resolution Neutron Imaging,  J. Phys. Chem. C (2018)

2018-01-22: New Paper Out: O Sambalova, K Thorwarth, NV Heeb, D Bleiner, Y Zhang, A Borgschulte, A. Kroll, Carboxylate Functional Groups Mediate Interaction with Silver Nanoparticles in Biofilm Matrix ACS Omega 3 (1), 724-733 (2018)

2018-09-07 Award Charlotte Driesen received the Runners-up Award for the Best Poster Presentation at the Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2018 in Lausanne within the section Analytical Sciences. Her poster was entitled ‘’Transgenerational Fate Modeling of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Cattle’’.

2018-08-31 Award: Lena Schinkel was awarded the Otto Hutzinger Student Award for outstanding student presentations during the Dixon Symposium 2018 in Kraków, Poland. Her talk was titled “The CP/CO problem: Limitations of conventional GC-ECNI-MS when analyzing mixtures of chlorinated paraffins (CPs) and chlorinated olefins (COs)”

28-08-2018. New Paper Out: Maria Muñoz, Regula Haag, Kerstin Zeyer, Joachim Mohn, Pierre Comte, Jan Czerwinski and Norbert V. Heeb. (2018). Effects of four prototype gasoline particle filters (GPFs) on nanoparticle and genotoxic PAH emissions of gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicle. Environ. Sci. Technol. Article ASAP. September 2018.

2018-08-23 Presentation BSc Elia Canonica (15:30h)

2018-08-21 New Paper Out: Delmelle, R., Terreni, J., Remhof, A., Heel, A., Proost, J., & Borgschulte, A. (2018). Evolution of water diffusion in a sorption-enhanced methanation catalyst. Catalysts, 8(9), 341 (15 pp.).

2018-07-23 New Paper Out: Kammermann, T., Kreutner, W., Trottmann, M., Merotto, L., Soltic, P., & Bleiner, D. (2018). Spark-induced breakdown spectroscopy of methane/air and hydrogen-enriched methane/air mixtures at engine relevant conditions. Spectrochimica Acta B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 148, 152-164.

2018-07-07 New Paper Out:Schinkel, L., Lehner, S., Heeb, N. V., Marchand, P., Cariou, R., McNeill, K., & Bogdal, C. (2018). Dealing with strong mass interferences of chlorinated paraffins and their transformation products: an analytical guide. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 106, 116-124.

2018-07-06 Visit to the Lab of the Empa board of Directors

2018-07-03 Award: Jasmin Terreni received the Poster Award at the 15th Chemistry Doktorandentag of the University of Zurich. Her Poster was titled “Closing the carbon cycle with methanol; synthesis and energy conversion”.

2018-07-02 New Paper Out: Rafael Müller, Ilya Kuznetsov, Yunieski Arbelo, Matthias Trottmann, Carmen S. Menoni, Jorge J. Rocca, Greta R. Patzke, and Davide Bleiner, Depth-Profiling Microanalysis of CoNCN Water-Oxidation Catalyst Using a λ = 46.9 nm Plasma Laser for Nano-Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry 2018 90 (15), 9234-9240

2018-06-22 PhD Defense Yunieski Arbelo-Pena, see invitation.

2018-06-15 Award Dr. Maria Muñoz Fernandez was awarded The Trojan Horse Award as recognition for her valuable toxicological investigations on the effect of automotive emissions, with special regard of the chemical load carried by the carbon core of the ultrafine particles, during the 22nd ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles. Her talk was titled “The co-release of genotoxic PAHs and nanoparticles from GDI vehicles supports the Trojan-horse effect”.

2018-06-02 Antrittsvorlesung Davide Bleiner (Uni Zurich)

2018-06-01 Open PhD Position on XUV Plasma Laser Spectroscopy, Details & Application

2018-05-09 New Paper Out: Heeb, N. V., Mazenauer, M., Wyss, S., Geueke, B., Kohler, H. P. E., & Lienemann, P. (2018). Kinetics and stereochemistry of LinB-catalyzed δ-HBCD transformation: comparison of in vitro and in silico results. Chemosphere, 207, 118-129.
2018-05-05 New Paper Out: Sachinidou, P., Heuschling, C., Schaniel, J., & Wang, J. (2018). Investigation of surface potential discharge mechanism and kinetics in dielectrics exposed to different organic solvents. Polymer, 145, 447-453.

2018-01-27 New Paper Out: Muñoz, M., Haag, R., Honegger, P., Zeyer, K., Mohn, J., Comte, P., … Heeb, N. V. (2018). Co-formation and co-release of genotoxic PAHs, alkyl-PAHs and soot nanoparticles from gasoline direct injection vehicles. Atmospheric Environment, 178, 242-254.
2018-01-19 New Paper Out:Ruiz-Lopez, M., Dacasa, H., Mahieu, B., Lozano, M., Li, L., Zeitoun, P., & Bleiner, D. (2018). Non-contact XUV metrology of Ru/B4C multilayer optics by means of Hartmann wavefront analysis. Applied Optics, 57(6), 1315-1320.
2018-01-10 New Paper Out: Sambalova, O., & Borgschulte, A. (2018). Membrane concept for environmental surface science. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 742, 518-523.
PD Dr. Davide Bleiner

PD Dr. Davide Bleiner
Head of Advanced Analytical Technologies

Group Leader Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Phone: +41 58 765 4934