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.