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Joint professorship

PTBnews 1.2019

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich (President of PTB), Prof. Dr. Gavin O’Connor with Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla (President of TU Braunschweig) and Dr. Bernd Güttler (Head of Division 3 “Chemical Physics and Explosion Protection” of PTB) (from left to right; photo: Bernt Erlewein, TU Braunschweig)

Dr. Gavin O’Connor was jointly appointed as a university professor by TU Braunschweig and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). He assumed this post on 1 September 2018. Dr. O'Connor is a 45-yearold chemist who specializes in mass spectrometry, especially in the field of biological measurements and chemical metrology. Prior to his appointment as a professor, Dr. O'Connor worked for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Geel, Belgium. There, he managed a team of scientists who developed analytical methods for food allergens using procedures such as mass spectrometry.