CeMOS employee Dr. Robert Schalk of DECHEMA receives award for best dissertation of the year in the field of Process Analytical Technology

The research panel Process Analytical Technology (AK PAT) of DECHEMA and the expert group Analytical Chemistry of the German Society of Chemistry (GDCh) has honoured Dr. Robert Schalk's dissertation on comparative fermentation monitoring with medium infrared and Raman instruments with award for the dissertation of the year 2018 in the field of Process Analytic Technology in Germany. Dr. Schalk worked at the interfaculty research center CeMOS (Center of Mass Spectrometry and Optical Spectroscopy) of the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Carsten Hopf and Prof. Dr. Matthias Rädle.


The dissertation was a joint doctoral project between the TU Berlin and the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Beuermann of the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.


"Dr. Schalk is now an employee of the Process Analytical Technology Center at BASF SE/Ludwigshafen, which further strengthens the links between science and industry at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences," commented Prof. Dr. Matthias Rädle, CTO of CeMOS.


The AK PAT represents the scientific and industrial world of process measurement technology in Germany. At the annual meeting, this time in Hanover, the CeMOS research center was represented with a lecture (Shaun-Paul Keck: novel Raman spectrophotometer) and 2 posters (in-line monitoring of highly concentrated pigment suspensions; Marcel Nachtmann: spatially resolved concentration measurements with Raman scanning on falling films).


On the one hand, the award underlines the growing importance of doctorates at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and, on the other hand, CeMOS' technological leadership in the field of process measurement technology. CeMOS currently has more than 20 active cooperative doctoral projects which it jointly conducts and supervises with the universities of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Braunschweig, Leuven/Belgium and Berlin.