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Our research focuses on the development and improvement of analytical methods with emphasis on inorganic analysis. The quantification of trace elements and the identification of trace element species are key competences. Our developed methods are then applied to answer questions and solve problems related to human health and the environment. Further research is done with LC/MS for the molecule-selective detection of environmentally relevant analytes. We have the knowledge and the necessary equipment to solve analytical questions using classical methods as well as modern ultra-trace analysis. We are able to isolate and identify unknown compounds in various sample types.


Current research work:

  • Trace element distribution and hyperaccumulation in mushrooms
  • Identification of trace metal compounds in mushrooms 
  • (Toxic) Trace elements in our food 
  • Speciation analysis of arsenic
  • Determination and characterization of particulate matter
  • Nonmetal speciation in human and evironemental samples using ICPMS/MS

Head of research group

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat.

Walter Gössler

Analytical Chemistry for Health and Environment
Phone:+43 316 380 - 5302

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