Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Michael Schuster

Associate Professor

Analytical Chemistry



Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Schuster (b. 1954) conducts research into trace and ultra-trace analysis of elements and element species in complex matrices, with particular emphasis on chemical processes for sample preparation. Other areas of interest include highly selective separation and enrichment techniques in trace analytics and for the separation and recovery of heavy metals from industrial mass flows.

After studying chemistry at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Prof. Schuster did his doctorate in 1986 and his lecturer qualification in 1991. After that, he was appointed associate professor at TUM.


  • Fachgruppenpreis der Fachgruppe Analytische Chemie der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (1991)

Key Publications

Zierhut A, Leopold K, Harwardt L, Schuster M, Worsfold P: “Activated gold surfaces for the direct preconcentration of mercury species from natural waters”. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 2009; 24: 767–774.


Schulte-Bockholt M, Schuster M: ”Removal enrichment and recovery of Ni(II), Zn(II) and phosphate from phosphation rinsing waters with liquid-phase polymer-based retention technique”. Separation and Purification Technology. 2008; 63: 172–178.


Schlumberger S, Schuster M, Ringmann S, Koralewska R: “Recovery of high purity zinc from filter ash produced during the thermal treatment of waste and inerting of residual materials”. Waste Manage Res. 2007; 25: 547-555.


Schuster M, Schwarzer M: “Selective determination of palladium by on-line column preconcentration and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry”. Anal. Chim. Acta. 1996; 328: 1-11.