The harmonization of microplastics analysis and the role of FT-IR imaging.

In this ~45 minute webinar Sebastian Primpke of the renowned Alfred-Wegener-Institute will tell you about the daily work of a microplastic researcher, the challenges in harmonization and why they use FT-IR imaging as the main tool. The session will conclude with a live Q&A.

Goals of the webinar:

  • Provide insights into the work of experts in the field of microplastic particle analysis.
  • Attendees will learn about best practices, the future of microplastic analysis and the technologies involved.

Topics discussed:

  • Techniques used for microplastics analysis
  • Requirements for standardization and automation
  • Applicational example: drinking water
  • Applicational example: treated waste water
  • siMPle software and FT-IR imaging technology


Who should attend:

  • Microplastics Enthusiasts
  • Analytical Service Laboratories
  • Environmental Scientist


Thursday 14th October
2.00 - 3.00 PM

About the Speaker

Dr. Sebastian Primpke

Dr. Sebastian Primpke entered the field of microplastic analytics at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar- and Marine Research in 2015. In his current research  he is focused on the automation and harmonization of spectroscopic analyses of microplastic particles.

Dr. Marten Seeba

Dr. Marten Seeba is Bruker’s expert on microplastic analysis. With a broad scientific background in chemistry, he focuses on FT-IR imaging and microscopy to provide insights into an evergrowing, lasting threat to marine and human life.