Katrin Löschner

Katrin Löschner

Senior Researcher

Mørkhøj Bygade 19

Building: B, 231

2860 Søborg


Phone: 35887029

Fax: 35887448



2004 - 2008 PhD thesis “Laser induced structure modifications in plasma polymer films with embedded metal nanoparticles” (in German) - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials / Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2003 - 2004 Diploma thesis “Micromechanical deformation behaviour of PET/PC multilayers” (in German) - Group of General Materials Science, Department of Engineering Science, Martin- Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
1999 - 2004 Study of Materials Sciences with a concentration in Polymer Technology - Department of Engineering Science, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale (Germany)

Academic grades

Dr.-Ing. (PhD in Engineering)

Professional experience

2013 - Senior researcher (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Insitute
2008 - 2012 Postdoc (DTU) - Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute
2007 - 2008 Scientific co-worker (Fh-IWMH) - Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials Halle, Biological Materials and Interphases


German, English, Danish


My expertise is the detection and characterization of nano- and microparticles in food and biological matrices. This analytical knowledge is essential for in vivo and in vitro studies that focus on the potential toxicological effect of nano- and microparticles in the context of oral exposure to humans. Further, the detection of nano- and microparticles in food, feed and food contact materials is required for future food control purposes. Whereas my current work focuses on safety aspects and toxicological effect of nano- and microparticles, future work is aiming at the potential use as delivery systems.

Analytical expertise:

  • Targeted sample preparation, e.g. by enzymatic or alkaline treatment
  • Analytical ultracentrifugation
  • Asymmetric flow field flow fractionation
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in conventional and single particle mode
  • Optical spectrometry and light scattering techniques (dynamic and multi angle)
  • Optical and electron microscopy (scanning and transmission electron microscopy including energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy)

International experience

Participation in EU FP7 projects NanoLyse, Nanosolutions and NanoDefine (WP leader)

Other information

  • 2006-2007: Participant of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Science and Technology of Nanostructures
  • Feb 2012 - Dec 2012: Maternity leave
  • Sept 2014 - May 2015: Maternity leave
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  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

    ISSNs: 1618-2642, 1618-2642

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0939-0065

    Springer, Germany

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2015): 1.096 1.046

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  • Particle and Fibre Toxicology

    ISSNs: 1743-8977

    BioMed Central Ltd., United Kingdom

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): 3.311 1.98

    Central database


  • Trends in Analytical Chemistry

    ISSNs: 0165-9936

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0167-2940

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2015): 2.517 2.199

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