• Kemitorvet, 201, 130

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby



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My expertise is the detection and characterization of nanoparticles 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 nanoparticles in the context of oral exposure to humans. Further, the detection of nanoparticles in food, feed and food contact materials is required for future food control purposes. 

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)

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

  • May 2020 - April 2021: Maternity leave

International Experience:

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

Language Skills:

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

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

Jul 2004Apr 2008

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

Dec 2003Jun 2004

Study of Materials Sciences with a concentration in Polymer Technology, Department of Engineering Science, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale (Germany)

Oct 1999Jun 2004

External positions

Scientific co-worker, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials Halle

Oct 2007Nov 2008


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