Microscale Analytical Systems
Universitetsparken 2, 2100 København Ø
Primary fields of research
Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard has a part time position (20 %) at University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and a full time position at the University of Oslo (UiO, Norway). The research here at UCPH is therefore performed in collaboration with UiO.
Research is conceptual, in the field of analytical chemistry, and is focused on development of new microextraction technologies and techniques. These are extraction systems based on mass transfer across artificial liquid membranes. The systems are downscaled to nano- and microliter volumes, and they represent green, sustainable and selective sample preparation alternatives for next generation analytical chemistry. Systems include liquid-phase microextraction (LPME) and electromembrane extraction (EME), which have been invented by our research group. Our research includes proof-of-principle studies, description of fundamental theory and working principles, and development of forefront applications; all related to LPME and EME. Forefront applications with LPME and EME are typically within the fields of pharmacy and biomedicine, and involves the use of liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.
EME was commercialized recently based on our research, and we expect increasing interest for this concept in the near future.