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Detlef Günther

Detlef Günther was born in Köthen, Germany in 1963. He obtained a Diploma degree in Chemistry in 1987 and a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg under supervision of L. Moenke-Blankenburg in 1990. After carrying out a postdoctoral work in the Institute of Plant Biochemistry Halle (Development of analytical methods to characterize heavy metal-binding proteins using HPLC-ICP-MS) he joined the group of H.P. Longerich at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. From 1995 until 1998 he joined the group of C.A. Heinrich at the Institute of Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources at ETH Zürich. In 1998 he was appointed as Assistant professor in the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry at the ETH Zürich and since July 2008 he is full professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis. Detlef Günther is recipient of the Ruzicka Award (2002), the European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry (2003), the Fresenius Award (2007), Einstein Fellow 2013 (HU Berlin) and Thousand Talent Visiting Professor (Wuhan China 2013-2017). His research group published more than 320 original research articles and his research program focuses on fundamental and applied studies in Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), which includes studies on laser-sample interaction, aerosol transport, plasma-related excitation processes. The fundamental understanding gained on UV-ns and UV-fs laser ablation in combination with Q-ICP-MS, SF-ICP-MS, ICP-TOFMS and more recently MC-ICP-MS as well as alternative excitation sources has been transferred on a wide variety of applications, e.g. analyses of fluid inclusions, gemstones, metals, minerals, ceramic and other industrial materials.

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