Plasmion GmbH - Simple Smart Sensitive

Our Vision

The only "chemoselective" sense of human kind is the sense of smell. Through this sense we are able to perceive taste, aroma, and hazardous substances, such as hydrogen sulfide. Unfortunately, this sense is evolutionarily hampered for human beings compared to animals like dogs, for instance. Also from a technological perspective there is no sensitive and selective "electronic nose" available, yet. Therefore, we strive to provide a novel sensor technology based on ambient mass spectrometry which does not only improve the utilization in traditional laboratory environments, but also enables the transfer of this kind of sensor technology to industrial process control, forensics, security technology (drugs, explosives, etc.) and the medical "point of care" diagnostics.

Our Team

Dr. Jan-Christoph Wolf
Executive Director
Jan holds a master's degree in chemistry from the Technical University of Munich. He specialized in organic and analytical chemistry and took a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the Department of Analytical Chemistry headed by Professor Reinhard Niessner. During this time he gained extensive knowledge in aerosol chemistry, instrument / method development, and the area of ​​classical analysis, particularly in mass spectrometry. Besides, he independently conducted commissioned analyses for various industrial partners. After graduation, Jan conducted a postdoctoral research at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) with Prof. Renato Zenobi and became a leading expert in the field of new ionization methods for mass spectrometry, so-called "ambient" ionization.
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Executive Director
Thomas holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Augsburg. He specialized in finance and information management and took a doctoral degree (Ph.D) at the Department of Information Systems and Sustainable IT Management headed by Professor Gilbert Fridgen at the University of Bayreuth. During this time he worked for the Fraunhofer FIT conducting several projects with different business partners like Metafinanz or Deutsche Bank. After graduation he worked several years for McKinsey & Company leading engagements in various industries like advanced industries, automotive & assembly, or global energy and materials.
Dr. Klaus Wutz
Project Manager
Klaus as well holds a master's degree in chemistry from the Technical University of Munich. He also specialized in organic and analytical chemistry and took a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the Department of Analytical Chemistry headed by Professor Reinhard Niessner. During this time he gained project experience at the interface between university and commercial research, by developing residue analysis methods for the food industry. After graduation and a postgraduate training in Life Science Management Klaus worked for the Robert Bosch GmbH searching for novel biosensors to be used in point of care diagnostics and food control.
Dr. Christine Merkert
Marketing & Sales Manager
Christine holds a diploma in chemistry from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. She specialized in Physical Chemistry and took a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Physical Chemistry by Professor Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg. During this time she gained experience in Mass Spectrometry and  IRMPD Spectroscopy. After graduation she worked several years for Advion as a marketing specialist.
Markus Weber
Research Assistent
Markus earned his master's degree in chemistry at the Technical University of Munich. He specialized in organic and analytical chemistry with focus on instrument development. Currently, he is working for Plasmion in context of resarch and application development. In parallel, he is doing his doctorate with Prof. Dr. Christoph Haisch at the Chair of Analytical Chemistry of the Technical University of Munich. 

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