Dr. Monika Möder
Chemist

Contact
Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Permoserstr.15
D - 04318 Leipzig/ Germany


Tel. ++49 341 235 1413
Fax ++49 341 235 1443
Email



Expertises and interests

Search for sources of environmental pollution and study of the fate of organic contaminants in the environment, quantitative trace determination of organic pollutants for environmental monitoring

Investigations for structure elucidation of metabolites and transformation products of pollutants degraded and transformed by biological, physical and chemical processes Among different instrumental analytical tools (GC-CI-MS, GC-MS-MS, GC-high resolution MS, LC-MS also chemical reactions are utilized to support structure identification

Development of analytical methods for the determination of organic compounds in different environmental compartments and biological materials with focus on miniaturization of sample preparation techniques ( micro extraction by packed sorbents, solid phase microextraction and membrane based extraction procedures) for analyte enrichment and separation of matrix substances.
Automation of sample preparation procedures on-line-coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry (LC-MS)

On-line reaction monitoring using LC-MS or GC-MS for studying degradation and transformation processes of substances of environmental or/and health concern

Close collaboration with biologists and toxicologists to support the resolution of common problems in remediation of contaminated sites, wastewater treatment and reuse or the optimization of biodegradation processes.


Curriculum Vitae

since 1993

Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
senior scientist
Department of Analytical Chemistry

1990-1993

University of Leipzig
Institute of Analytical Chemistry

1985-1990

University of Leipzig/Laboratory for lignite research
Researcher

1982-1984

University of Leipzig
Postgradual study of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy

1976-1985

Universität Leipzig
Studium der Chemie und Promotion


Studienaufenthalte

1990

Institiute of Mass Spectrometry, University of Amsterdam,
Prof. Dr. N. Nibbering

1992

Fraunhofer Institute Hannover,
Prof. K. Levsen

1995

Institute of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Prof. J. Pawliszyn


Publications