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Dr. Thomas Letzel

Technische Universität München, Analytische Forschungsgruppe am Lehrstuhl für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft

Thomas Letzel, born 1970, studied chemistry (1992–1998) at the TU Muenchen and the LMU Muenchen. He acquired his doctorate in 2001 with an environmental-analytical subject at the TU Muenchen, followed by a two years' postdoc stay at the Vrijen Universiteit Amsterdam. He qualified as a professor at the TU Muenchen in 2009 and has since been teaching there as a senior lecturer. He is the manager of the Analytical Research Group at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering and is the project officer of TUM in the BMBF project RISK-IDENT in this function. He has previously developed new analytical platforms and strategies for detection, identification and determination of functional properties of organic molecules from complex mixtures in different natural-sciences disciplines. The results are mirrored in his more than 60 scientific publications and two books.

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    Chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an efficient water splitting catalyst as part of a collaborative international research effort. The catalyst comprises a double-helix semiconductor structure encased in carbon nitride. It is perfect for producing hydrogen e ... more

    How plants defend themselves

    Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system. But how do they activate their cellular defenses? Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now discovered that receptors in plant cells identify bacteria through sim ... more

    Black nanoparticles slow the growth of tumors

    The dark skin pigment melanin protects us from the sun’s damaging rays by absorbing light energy and converting it to heat. This could make it a very effective tool in tumor diagnosis and treatment, as demonstrated by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Zentru ... more

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    Josef Ecker, born in 1978, studied biology at the University of Regensburg. He earned his doctorate in 2007, after which he researched as a postdoc at the University Hospital in Regensburg at the Institute of Clinical Chemistry. After several subsequent years in industry, working in executi ... more

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