Prof. Dr. Michael Schuster


Analytical Chemistry
Professor emeritus since April 1, 2021



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.


Wimmer A, Kalinnik A, Schuster M: "New insights into the formation of silver-based nanoparticles under natural and semi-natural conditions". Water Research. 2018; 141: 227-234


Li L, Stoiber M, Wimmer A, Xu Z, Lindenblatt C, Helmreich B: "To What Extent Can Full-Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Influence the Occurrence of Silver-Based Nanoparticles in Surface Waters?" Environmental Science and Technology. 2016; 50(12): 6327-6333.


Hartmann G, Baumgartner T, Schuster M: "Influence of particle coating and matrix constituents on the cloud point extraction efficiency of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) and application for monitoring the formation of Ag-NPs from Ag+". Analytical Chemistry. 2014; 86(1): 790-796.


Li L, Hartmann G, Döblinger M, Schuster M: "Quantification of nanoscale silver particles removal and release from municipal wastewater treatment plants in Germany". Environmental Science and Technology. 2013; 47(13): 7317-7323.


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(6): 547-555.