University of Duisburg-Essen, Applied Analytical Chemistry, Universitaetsstr,  Essen, Germany

Talk Title: Latest developments in atmospheric pressure ion sources for GC-MS: GC-APPI-Orbitrap-MS, GC-APCI-Triplequad-MS and Thermogravimetry-APPI-MS

In 2009 Oliver J. Schmitz got a full professor in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Wuppertal (BUW). Between 2010 and 2012 he was the chair of the Analytical Chemistry department at BUW. Since October 2012 Schmitz has been a full professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen and is the chair of the Institute of Applied Analytical Chemistry.

2009 he cofounded the company iGenTraX UG which develops new ion sources and units to couple separation techniques with mass spectrometers. Since 2013 Prof. Schmitz is a consultant for various international companies and organizing – together with national partners – Sino-German workshops and analytica conferences in China and Vietnam. 

In 2018 Oliver has founded the Teaching and Research Center for Separation (TRC) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, which belongs to Agilent´s global network of world-class Centers of Excellence.

Prof. Schmitz´s main research area is separation science, with a particular focus on the analysis of complex samples, the development of ion sources, the use and optimization of multidimensional LC and GC, ion mobility-mass spectrometry and coupling analytical techniques with mass spectrometers. He is member of several editorial boards and was awarded the scholar-in-training award of the American Association for Cancer Research in 2003, the Gerhard-Hesse Prize for chromatography in 2013 and in the same year the Fresenius Lecturer.