Dr. rer. nat. habil. Helko Borsdorf 

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Dr. rer. nat. habil. Helko Borsdorf

Head of Field Analytical Chemistry Group

Chemist
Specialist Chemist in Analysis and Spectroscopy


Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstr. 15;  04318 Leipzig

Germany

Tel:  ++49 341 235 1457
Fax: ++49 341 235 450822

helko.borsdorf@ufz.de

Dr. H. Borsdorf
Dr. H. Borsdorf
ORCID 0000-0001-7959-7046

Research Areas

  • Development of field deployable analytical techniques for the long-term monitoring of trace organic compounds in air and water
  • Development and application of combined UV-Vis / fluorescence submersible sensor probes for the continuous monitoring of water quality
  • Development of novel membrane extraction probes for the use with direct push technologies for continuous and quantitative groundwater monitoring
  • Configuration of ion mobility spectrometers for long-term monitoring of trace organic compounds in water and air
  • Development of new ionization sources for atmospheric pressure ionization in combination with ion mobility spectrometry, possibilities of ion focusing and exploration of ion molecule reactions
  • Combination of selective enrichment techniques based on molecular imprinted polymers and sensors as novel approaches for the rapid targeted screening of water contaminants
  • Application of field deployable analytical techniques so as to better understand the occurrence and distribution of contaminants in natural systems
  • Validation of novel sensor technologies using mass spectrometric methods

Research Visits

2005

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA, Prof. G.A. Eiceman

2005

SIONEX Corporation, Boston, USA, Dr. E.G. Nazarov

2001

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA, Prof. G.A. Eiceman


Research Experience

since 2008

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ
Head of Field Analytical Chemistry Group, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies

2000-2007

Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
Head of Division Mobile Analysis, Department of Analytical Chemistry

1995-1999

Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
Scientist, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Working group Mobile Analysis

1992-1994

Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
Scientist, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Working group Mass Spectrometry

1991-1992

University of Leipzig
Scientist, Chemistry Department, Working group Mass Spectrometry


Academic Qualifications

2008

Habilitation (venia legendi)
Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prof. Dr. J. Grotemeyer

1995

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Analytical Chemistry
University of Leipzig, Institute of Analytical Chemistry,
Prof. Dr. W. Engewald

1991-1993

Postgraduate course “Analytics and Spectroscopy” at the University of Leipzig (certificate as Specialist Chemist in Analysis and Spectroscopy)

1991

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
University of Leipzig, Institute of Analytical Chemistry,
Prof. Dr. R. Herzschuh

1986-1991

Study of Chemistry, University of Leipzig


Research Projects

2019

Sächsische Aufbaubank (EFRE Technologieförderung, Grant: 100352242)
Fast monitoring system for use in the optimization of product yields from microalgae bioreactors (MOPro-Alge)

2017

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF) (Grant: ZF4315806WM7)
Odor emissions from liquids: Development of a measuring system with integrated data evaluation for automatic detection and measurement

2016

Sächsische Aufbaubank (EFRE Technologieförderung, Grant: 100236733)
Development of a transportable detection system for radioactive aerosols and trace organic compounds (AeroRad)

2015

European Commission, Horizon 2020, Topic: DRS-02-2014 (Proposal number: 653409, Coordinator: Loughborough University)
TOXI-triage: Integrated and adaptive responses to toxic emergencies for rapid triage

2014

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF) (Grant: KF2081019WD4)
Development of a measuring system and a modular probe for the depth specific measurement of natural gas concentrations and flows under consideration of the parameters relevant for measurement

2013

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF) (Grant: KF208101RH3)
Development and application of a novel sampling probe based on membrane extraction in combination with mobile gas chromatography for the onsite analysis of ground water

2012

BMBF Programm Validierung des Innovationspotenzials wissenschaftlicher Forschung - VIP (Grant: 16V0380)
Odor detector: Validation of a monitoring system for localization and quantification of diffuse odor sources

2011

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF) (Grant: KF2081013WD1)
Development of instrumental methods with associated algorithms and software tools to detect, classify and quantify odor patterns and other multicomponent mixtures utilizing ion mobility spectra

2010

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Grant: BO1824/4-1)
Development of an optimized coupling of ion mobility spectrometry and time-of-flight mass spectrometry

2010

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF) (Grant: KF2081008AB0)
Development and apllication of a gas sensor based on ion mobility spectrometry

2009

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungseinrichtungen „Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF) (Grant: KF2081003AK9)
Development and application of a submersible sensor probe based on UV/Vis- and fluorescence spectroscopy for the in-situ measurement of organic pollutions in natural waters

2004

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Grant: BO 1824/2-1, 2-2)
Ion mobility spectrometry: Ion formation and mobility

2002

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (Grant: 16821)
Development of a rapid extraction procedure combined with thin layer chromatography as a new method for the onsite determination of PAHs from soil samples

2001

Sächsische Aufbaubank (Grant: 6777/1054)
Development of a photoionization detector based submersible probe for in-situ monitoring of organic compounds in water

2001

Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (Grant: 14511338)
Development of new mass spectrometric methods for the determination of particulate bound toxins and microorganisms at contaminated sites and waste management facilities

2001

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (Grant: 14343)
Development of a field deployable analytical method for the analysis of mineral oil hydrocarbons in soils using ion mobility spectrometry equipped with Corona discharge ionization


Cooperations

New Mexico State University, Department of Chemistry, Las Cruces, USA
Working group Prof. G.A. Eiceman

Queens University, Department of Chemistry, Kingston, Canada
Working group Prof. J. Stone

Loughborough University, Centre for Analytical Science, Loughborough, U.K.
Working group Prof. C.L.P. Thomas

Christian-Albrechts-University, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Kiel, Germany
Working group Prof. J. Grotemeyer

Technical University Dresden, Institute of Semiconductors and Microsystems, Dresden, Germany
Working group Prof. W.J. Fischer

Leibnitz University Hannover, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Hannover, Germany
Working group Prof. S. Zimmermann

Leipzig University of Applied Science, Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Science, Leipzig, Germany
Working group Prof. C. Weickhardt

Sionex Corporation, Waltham, USA
Dr. E.G. Nazarov, Dr. R.A. Miller

IFU GmbH Privates Institut für Analytik, Frankenberg/Sa., Germany
Dr. R. Petrich, A. Delan

ECH-Elektrochemie Halle GmbH, Halle/Saale, Germany
Dr. M. Hahn

SARAD GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Prof. Dr. T. Streil


Expert Committees

2001-2010

Member of the DIN committee (NAW I3/UA 1/ AK 7) AOX/EOX

2008-2020

Editorial Board Member: International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry (Springer ISSN: 1435-6163)

2015-2020

Editor-in-Chief: International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry (Springer ISSN: 1435-6163)


Membership in Scientific Organisations

since 1995

since 1997

German Chemical Society (GdCh)

International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry (ISIMS)


Reviewer activites

  • Talanta
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Journal of Chromatography A
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • The Analyst
  • European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
  • Sensors & Actuators B
  • Electrophoresis
  • Chromatographia
  • Engineering in Life Sciences
  • International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry
  • International Journal of Mass Spectrometry
  • Journal of Breath Research
  • Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
  • Analytical Letters
  • International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnologie
  • Vacuum
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Methods
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • Chemie in unserer Zeit
  • Review of Scientific Instruments
  • Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • Polymers

Organization of scientific conferences

  • Workshop: Ion mobility spectrometry: Basics and Applications (07.03.2004) 37. Conference of the German Society of Mass Spectrometry, 7. - 10. März 2004, Leipzig
  • Co-Organization of the 1. Meeting of the German user group Ion Mobility Spectrometry, 29. - 30. Mai 2006, ISAS Dortmund
  • Organization of the 2. Meeting of the German user group Ion Mobility Spectrometry, 26. - 27.05.2008 Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the international conference  Hazards – Detection and Management (conference of the International Geo-Hazards Research Society), 31. August – 4. September 2015, Dresden

Teaching

  • Analytical Chemistry, University of Applied Science Merseburg; Department of Engineering and Natural Science, 1999-2003
  • Sampling and methods of field analytical chemistry,  Postgraduate course "Analytics and Spectroscopy", Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, University of Leipzig, since 2003
  • Apprentice training and internships

Publications