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Dr. Thorsten Streibel

Deputy Director Rostock and Head of TA-PIMS

“We want to adavance comprehensive understanding of the formation of hazardous by-products and particulate matter from combustion processes and their effects on human health. The approach for this is the application of a wide array of analytical techniques.”

“We want to adavance comprehensive understanding of the formation of hazardous by-products and particulate matter from combustion processes and their effects on human health. The approach for this is the application of a wide array of analytical techniques.”

Academic Pathway

Diploma and doctorate in technical chemistry with research on the formation of particulate matter during the combustion of carbonaceous fuels using model flame systems. In 2002, transfer to Helmholtz Munich, Institute of Ecological Chemistry in cooperation with the University of Augsburg. Continuation of research on toxic trace substances from combustion processes, now using online analytical methods for real-time characterization. In 2008, transition to the new cooperation partner of Helmholtz Munich, the University of Rostock, while in Munich the research group became CMA. Resumption of research activities on hazardous by-products of combustion processes with a new focus on particulate matter. In recent years, combating adverse health effects caused by undesirable combustion by-products has been the dominant leitmotif.

Research Area


Combustion processes continue to dominate large areas of transportation and power generation, affecting air quality and the environment. The major drawback of this is the formation of a variety of undesirable toxic byproducts such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the emission of particulate matter. As a result, human health is negatively affected. However, there are major gaps in our knowledge of how this occurs in detail and which components of combustion emissions are responsible for the occurrence of disease patterns such as inflammation, cardiac and respiratory diseases. The research goal, then, is to decipher as much information as possible about these relationships. Complicating the issue is the fact that actions to address and prevent climate change and global warming are leading to significant and not fully understood changes in combustion behavior. The long-term goal is to develop strategies to protect humans from these adverse health effects by developing appropriate public and legislative policies. 

Fields of Work and Expertise

 Analytical ChemistryCombustion MechnanismsTrace Compound Formation 

 

Professional Background

2002

Ph.D. in Technical Chemistry and Post-Doc at Helmholtz Munich

2008

Transition to University of Rostock as new cooperation partner of Helmholtz Munich in the Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre

2018

Deputy Director of Rostock branch of JMSC

Publications

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2022 Scientific Article in Environmental Pollution

Jeong, S. ; Bendl, J. ; Saraji-Bozorgzad, M.R. ; Käfer, U. ; Etzien, U. ; Schade, J. ; Bauer, M. ; Jakobi, G. ; Orasche, J. ; Fisch, K. ; Cwierz, P.P. ; Rüger, C.P. ; Czech, H. ; Karg, E.W. ; Heyen, G. ; Krausnick, M. ; Geissler, A. ; Geipel, C. ; Streibel, T. ; Schnelle-Kreis, J. ; Sklorz, M. ; Schulz-Bull, D.E. ; Buchholz, B. ; Adam, T. ; Zimmermann, R.

Aerosol emissions from a marine diesel engine running on different fuels and effects of exhaust gas cleaning measures.