The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more
Dr. Michael Maiwald
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Michael Maiwald, born in 1967, is head of the division Process Analytical Technology at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) in Berlin, Germany.
He is physico-chemist who in 1994 graduated from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, where he also received his doctorate. Subsequently, he headed a working group for online NMR spectroscopy at the Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Process Engineering ITT at the University of Stuttgart and was research associate and group leader at central services analytics at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, until he was appointed head of the department “Process Analytical Technology” at BAM in 2008. In 2012 his post-doctoral lecturing qualification followed at Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany.
A long journey begins with the first step.
He works actively in different industrial, scientific, and standardization working groups such as of DIN and DKE, IEC and NAMUR as well as of GDCh and DECHEMA.
His research activities are in the field of quantitative online NMR spectroscopy, other analytical online methods, chemometrics, and sensor automation concepts.