Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany
Björn Meermann is head of the Division 1.1 “Inorganic Trace Analysis” at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin/Germany.
He received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Münster with Prof. Uwe Karst in 2009. Afterwards, he worked for almost two years as a post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Frank Vanhaecke at Ghent University (Belgium). Between 2012 and 2019 he worked within the Department of Aquatic Chemistry at the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz (Germany) as a junior research group leader (“Habilitand”) in Analytical Chemistry in association with the University of Koblenz/Landau.
His research interests are focused on (i) method development for the analysis of nanoparticles and cells by means of single particle & single cell-ICP-ToF-MS, (ii) method development for speciation analysis of chemical elemental species in environmental samples by means of HPLC, GC and CE on-line with ICP-(SF)MS, (iii) application of stable isotopes for tracing and on-line isotope dilution, (iv) method development for the analysis of non-metals (e.g. fluorine) by means of HR-CS GFMAS.