ASMS 2024: An Interview with Christopher Rüger of the University of Rostark


The editors of LCGC International sat down with Christopher Rüger of the University of Rostock to discuss his upcoming workshop at ASMS 2024 in Anaheim, California.

During ASMS 2024, which will take place June 2–6, 2024 in Anaheim, California, many scientists are set to present research on the latest advances in mass spectrometry. Recently, LCGC International sat down with Christopher Rüger of the University of Rostock to discuss his presentation, “Advances in Laser- and Lamp-based Photoionization High Resolution Mass Spectrometry: Novel Insights in Complex Mixtures in Energy and Environmental Research."

Rüger is a professor at the Institute of Chemistry in the University of Rostock in Rostock, Germany. Since July 2019, he has been a research group leader at the University of Rostock. His main research topics include high-resolution mass spectrometry, atmospheric-pressure ionisation (particularly photo/laser ionization), thermal analysis and other coupling techniques for gas-phase inlets, and development of software-applications for automated data analysis/processing.

In this interview, Rüger answers the following questions:

  • What can you tell us about your ASMS study?
  • What is laser and lamp-based photoionization? Can you illustrate some practical examples of where this technique might be useful?
  • What are some scenarios where photoionization schemes can be used alongside mass spectrometry (MS)?
  • Why have atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) and atmospheric pressure laser ionization (APLI) fallen into obscurity? Is photoionization an evolution of those techniques?
  • Were there any unexpected discoveries that were made during this experiment?
  • What does the next step in your research look like?
  • What are you most looking forward to at this year’s ASMS conference?

To see more about what ASMS 2024 will have in store, see our interview with Peter Horvatovich of the University of Groningen.

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