Christopher Wabnitz

PhD Student

 

Project:

Sample Preparation of Organic Compounds for Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA)
The main objective of this study is using molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for an online coupled selective clean-up step prior to gas chromatography isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-IRMS) analysis. This should result in a faster sample clean up that enables stable isotope analysis of target compounds present in low concentrations in complex natural matrices.

Education:

Since 02/2020
PhD thesis in Analytical Chemistry with Prof. Dr. Elsner, Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry, Technical University of Munich

04/ 2019 – 10/ 2019
Master Thesis: „Selective Extraction of Pesticides from Surface Water for Carbon Isotope Analysis using crosslinked Cyclodextrin Polymers”
Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry, Technical University of Munich

08/ 2018 – 12/ 2018
International Semester at the University of Bergen

05/ 2018 – 07/ 2018
Student Assistant at the Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry, Technical University of Munich

10/ 2017 – 10/ 2019
Master in Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (Major Subject: Organic Chemistry; Minor Subject: Analytical Chemistry)

10/ 2014 – 11/ 2017
Bachelor in Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich
Bachelor Thesis: „Synthesis and Characterisation of Freestanding Metal Liquid-Like Films“
Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry, Technical University of Munich

Publications:

Sigmund, Gabriel; Castan, Stephanie; Wabnitz, Christopher; Bakkour, Rani; Hüffer, Thorsten; Hofmann, Thilo; Elsner, Martin. NO2 and natural organic matter affect both soot aggregation behaviour and sorption of S-metolachlor. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts 2019, 21, 1729-1735.