Thomas Letzel

PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Thomas Letzel

Founder AFIN-TS GmbH

Phone: +49 (0)151 56330216

Since 02/2018
Founder AFIN-TS GmbH

In AFIN-TS I continue basic and advanced research in analytical chemistry and simultaneously consult, support and teach common instrumental analysis like LC-MS, GC-MS etc. as well as special techniques like HILIC, RPLC-HILIC, SFC and Non-Target Screening Solutions.

Since 09/2019
Lecturer and Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry (at Technical University of Munich; TUM)

Giving Lectures and Practical Courses at the WZW and Guest Researcher at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering.

04/2014 – 03/2017
Professor (Department of Pharmacy) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Grosshadern

Provisional Professorship (with ‚Analytical Chemistry‘ and ‚Instrumental Analysis‘ Teaching for Pharmacists)

and still Researcher at the Analytyical Research Group at TUM (see above) (with ‚Analytical Chemistry‘ and ‚Instrumental Analysis‘ Teaching for Environmental Engineers and Bioprocess Technique Students)

Until 12/2017 teaching Pharamcists at the LMU

Associate Professor (Head of the Analytical Research Group; Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, TUM)

Continuing Analytical Research

  • Mass spectrometric platforms in target screening, suspects and hiddens screening and non-target screening in combination with biofunctional assays.
  • Research fields are the environment, food and plants.
  • Mechanistic studies to expand the knowledge in chromatographic techniques like RPLC, HILIC and SFC.
  • Practical HILIC and SFC publications and seminars to bring it in use in more laboratories for the analysis of very polar molecules.

Continuing in combining instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry and bioinformatics resulting in the FOR-IDENT platform, openMASP platform, Achroma and others

Lecturer at the TUM (WZW and Garching)

Continuing Courses in AsiA.

09/2009 – 08/2012
Associate Professor; Head of the Analytical Research Group at Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan (WZW), TUM

Researcher and Lecturer in the field of ‚Analytical Chemistry and Bioanalysis‘ with focus on instrumental analysis (liquid flow techniques, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy) and main applications in environmental, food and biological (proteomics and metabolomics) research

Initiation of the openMASP plattform (online on March 2012) an analytical data analysis plattform on modular principle (eclipse based)

Group Leader and Researcher at the ‚Chair of Biopolymer Chemistry‘, WZW, TUM

Focus on ‚Functional Proteomics‘ and Habilitation in ‘Analytische Chemie und Bioanalytik’ (12/2009)

further interests: Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, LC-API-MS, Environmental Analysis, Aerosol,

Nutritional Analysis, PAH, Polyphenol, Bioanalysis, Real Time Monitoring of Enzymes by Mass Spectrometry, Enzymology

02/2001 – 01/2003
Post-Doc (Chemistry) at the VU University, Amsterdam with Prof. Irth

Research in Pharmaceutical and Instrumental Analysis

02/1998 – 01/2001
PhD Student (Chemistry) at the TUM, Munich with Prof. Niessner

Research and PhD in Environmental Analysis

1992 -1998
Chemistry Studies (Diploma) at the TUM and the LMU

Apprenticeship Training ‘Chemielaborant’ at Farben Huber, Heimstetten

Interview zu NTS at the Analytica 2018:



AFG Research Description at the ACS Conference 2015:

Video regarding my educational ideas: