Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Air Quality Measurement Technology (AQMTec)

Instrument Development Emission & Immission Measurement

Our Team - - - - - - - - - - - Tel +49 (0)6221 54 6334 - - - - - - - - - Office 312

Dr. Denis Pöhler
Project Manager AQMTec

Dr. Martin Horbanski
Senior R & D Scientist

Dr. Johannes Lampel
Senior R & D Scientist

Alexandra De Aguinaga
Business Manager

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Platt


Name Function E-Mail-Name
+49 (0)6221 54
Miriam Reh M.Sc. Alumni Miriam.Reh 6512
Katja Bigge M.Sc. Research Assistant Katja.Bigge 5477
Tim Adler B.Sc. Research Assistant Tim.Adler
Tobias Oesterle B.Sc. Alumni Tobias.Oesterle
Lena Herrmann B.Sc. Alumni Lena.Herrmann
Lukas Tirpitz M.Sc. Alumni Jan-Lukas.Tirpitz
Christopher Krufczik B.Sc. Alumni Christopher.Krufczik
Florian Kanatschnig B.Sc. Alumni Florian.Kanatschnig
Erik Lutz B.Sc. Alumni Erik.Lutz
Lukas Gröschel B.Sc. Alumni Lukas.Groeschel
Erik Meister Bachelor Student Erik.Meister
Ulrich Roth Bachelor Student Ulrich.Roth



Currently a patented and at the Institute of Environmental Physics developed NOx measurement device, the so-called NOx-ICAD, has a high media resonance.

With its new and mobile measurement instrument the team around the Environmental Physician Denis Pöhler can measure NOx in the exhaust plume of preciding vehicles. The system currently expanded for measuring nitrogen monoxide (NO) and carbon dioxide (CO2), thus supporting a number of different environmental observations and emission measurements. Areas of application range from high-end research, vehicle emissions measurement, air quality monitoring, as well as applications in industry and medicine. This spectroscopic instrument delivers reliable emission values under actual driving conditions, measurements that were formerly possible only with expensive systems attached directly to the vehicle. Rather than insufficient model calculations, the data collected via the mobile device can be used to identify major polluters.

The young scientists have succesfully applied for the funding EXIST-Transfer of Research financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). This programm supports outstanding research oriented projects that involve expensive and high-risk resource development. The main aim is to found a "spin-off" company.

Application example of emission measurement


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