Jörg Feldmann has the chair of analytical chemistry at the University of Graz (Austria) since 2020. He has been educated at the University of Essen, Germany as Chemist and did his Master thesis in Geochemistry at Chamber of Mines in South Africa, before he graduated with a PhD in environmental analytical chemistry in 1995. Then he was a Feodor Lynen Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at U British Columbia and U Alberta (Canada) in environmental and clinical chemistry. Subsequently he spent 23 years as a professor for environmental chemistry and director of TESLA (trace element speciation laboratory) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is an elected fellow of the Scottish Academy of Science and Society (Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2018) and a fellow of the RSC 2015.
He has written more than 300 original research papers and received numerous prizes such as the European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry 2015 and the RSC Interdisciplinary Prize and Medal 2016. Under his supervision more than 40 PhD students have graduated.
His main interest is in the development of new methodology and its application for the element species such as arsenic, mercury, selenium and lately zinc and fluorine in environmental and biosciences. More infos: https://chemie.uni-graz.at/en/analytical-chemistry/research/tesla/