TOPIC V "Comprehensive Chromatographic Separation Staff"

Lukas Schwalb
PhD Student

Phone: +49 89 3187 43766
Building/Room: 107/ 216



Lukas Schwalb studied analytical chemistry and quality assurance at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and received his Master’s degree in October 2020. He is employed as a doctoral researcher at the University of Rostock and conducts his studies at the cooperation group CMA at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. His research started in 2020 and is part of a cooperation project with the University of Rostock as an academic and ICHTHYOL-Gesellschaft as an industrial partner. During his PhD project, he will analyze pharmaceutical raw material and precursor substances derived from shale oil to characterize the complex organic matrices. For this purpose, he will apply dedicated analytical techniques like comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and develop analytical workflows to enable the measurement of highly sulfonated and polar active compounds. For further investigation of the sulfonation process, he will also carry out the synthesis of the intermediate products based on fractionized raw material.



  • 2020 MSc in analytical Chemistry and Quality assurance, University of applied science Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. Thesis: Optimization of the residual solvent screening methods for pharmaceutical products and monitoring of GMP devices.
  • 2018 BSc in pharmaceutical Chemistry, TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. Thesis: Purification of degradation products of Lumefantrine created under oxidative stress condition.