Beate Gruber



Beate received her Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Rostock (Germany). Her practical work focused on the application of multi-dimensional gas chromatography in the field of volatolomics and was carried out in the cooperation group ‘Comprehensive Molecular Analytics’ at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU, Germany). She then worked as post-doctoral researcher in Belgium (Organic & Biological Analytical Chemistry, University of Liège) and the Unites States (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University), followed by a position as research scientist at the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC, Belgium). In 2019, Beate joined the Competence Center Analytics at BASF SE (Germany). Her expertise includes capillary gas chromatography coupled to various detection technologies (GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-VUV, GC-TEA, GC-EPED, etc.), multidimensional gas chromatography (GC-GC, GCxGC) and miniaturized sample preparation (SPME, NTME, TFME, SBSE, etc.) for trace analysis of volatile organic compounds.

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Circular economy increases the demand for sophisticated analytics, a key enabler for implementing recycling options. Cutting-edge approaches for a comprehensive screening give valuable insights into the different stages along the technical cycle such as for the characterization of raw materials, intermediate products and recyclates with unknown and highly complex composition. A combination of selective gas chromatographic detection technologies and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography will provide a holistic view and deeper understanding of e.g. recycled feedstock by utilizing group-type analysis or the determination of trace level impurities.