Detlef Günther

Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther

Position

VP Research

Relation

Full Professor and Vice President of Research and Corporate Relations ETH Zurich

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 632 20 39
Fax: +41 44 632 15 92
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 632 54 52

Address

ETH Zürich
Detlef Günther
VP Forschung
HG  F 57
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Switzerland

Name variants

Detlef Günther
Detlef Guenther
Detlef Gunther
Organisations VP Research
https://ethz.ch/services/de/organisation/schulleitung/vizepraesident-forschung.html
Research Field

Analytical Chemistry, Trace Element and Micro Analysis

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Detlef Günther was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of ETH Zurich in 1998 and became associate Professor in July 2003. Since February 2008 he is full Professor for Trace Element and Micro Analysis and since January 2015 Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations of ETH Zurich.

Detlef Günther was born in Köthen November 21, 1963 grew up in Gehrden (Germany) and studied chemistry at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany (1982-1987). He did his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in the group of L. Moenke in 1990. Afterwards he joined the Institute of Plant Biochemistry working on analytical methods to characterize heavy metal-binding proteins using HPLC-ICP-MS. In 1994 he started as a post-doc at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in the group of H. Longerich. From 1995 until 1998 he worked in the group of C.A. Heinrich at the Institute of Isotope Geology and Mineral Resources at ETH Zurich.

His research interests are trace element characterizations of different samples using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). He studied transport-processes of Laser-induced aerosols and the improvement of detection capabilities of ICP-Mass spectrometers for the determination of trace elements in liquid and solid samples. In the last years he worked mainly on new sample introduction systems for nanoparticles and laser-generated aerosols and on fundamental vaporization processes of particles within an ICP. A new instrument based on a portable laser ablation system has been developed and allows direct sampling in the field, which is most interesting for archeological applications. Most recently new developments towards high spatialy resolved multielement imaging capabilities are carried out. 

Membership
From: -
Until: -
ACS, 2005; MRSC, 2002; SCS, 1998; GDCh, 1990
Honours
2013
Einstein Fellow (HU Berlin)
2013
Thousand Talent Visiting Professor (Wuhan China 2013-2017)
Course Catalogue
529-0051-AAL Analytical Chemistry I
529-0058-AAL Analytical Chemistry II
529-0058-00L Analytical Chemistry II
529-0169-00L Instrumental Analysis
529-0199-00L Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
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