Katrin Löschner

Katrin Löschner

Senior Researcher


Building: 201, 130

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 35887029Mobile: 93518928Fax: 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 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. Whereas my current work focuses on safety aspects and toxicological effect of nanoparticles, 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

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 0939-0065

    Springer, Germany

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.18 SJR 0.883 SNIP 0.962, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Particle and Fibre Toxicology

    ISSNs: 1743-8977

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1743-8977

    BioMed Central, United Kingdom

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 6.5 SJR 1.661 SNIP 1.408, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Indexed in DOAJ

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  • Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

    ISSNs: 0267-9477

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1364-5544

    Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom

    BFI (2019): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.32 SJR 0.901 SNIP 1.242, Web of Science (2019): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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