Professor Ralf Zimmermann
Scientific Achievement Award
Ralf Zimmermann is full professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Rostock and director of the research unit CMA at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich. Furthermore, he is the speaker of the Department Life, Light & Matter of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of the University of Rostock and is heading the Department’s Competence Center for Mass Spectrometry. He studied Chemistry and Physics and holds a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry. Among others activities he applies and develops novel (laser) mass spectrometric methods for on-line characterization of aerosols, process- and pyrolysis-gases and is interested in the comprehensive characterisation of ultra-complex molecular mixture using high resolution mass spectrometric technologies as well as multidimensional separation approaches, such as GC×GC-MS. Furthermore, his research activities comprise aerosol in-vitro toxicology. Recently he is focusing on the interdisciplinary comprehensive investigation of the composition, toxicology and health impact of ambient aerosols and combustion emissions. Currently he is also heading the German-Israeli Helmholtz International Lab “aeroHEALTH”.