Team

Who is behind it?

Peter Boeker studied chemical engineering and has a PhD in physical chemistry. As a postdoctoral researcher, he set up a working group on gas sensing and artificial odour measurement technology. The work with trace gases eventually led to analytical chemistry. In 2013, he invented the flow-field thermal gradient GC and developed it with the HyperChrom team to a certified measurement system.

The HyperChrom team consists of people with different experiences and knowledge. The business expertise is represented by Paul Chambers, the co-founder and Tom Beicht, two experienced founders and business developers. The technical and scientific expertise is represented by Peter J. Müller and the laboratory and software expertise by Michael Westerholt. Thomas Havelt is an analytical chemist with a background in environmental research.

Through the close connection to the scientific working group at the University of Bonn, the theory of gradient GC is additionally developed and fruitfully used to improve the measurement systems.

Peter Boeker

Peter Boeker

Inventor & Scientist
Peter.Boeker@hyperchrom.com

Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Entrepreneurial Specialist &
Strategic Planner

Paul.Chambers@hyperchrom.com

Peter J. Müller

Peter J. Müller

Technical Developer & Food Chemist
Peter.Mueller@hyperchrom.com

Michael Westerholt

Michael Westerholt

Technician & Software Specialist
Michael.Westerholt@hyperchrom.com

Tom Beicht

Tom Beicht

CEO of HyperChrom SA
Tom.Beicht@hyperchrom.com

Tom Beicht

Thomas Havelt

Analytical Chemist & Quality Affairs
Thomas.Havelt@hyperchrom.com

Links, Literature

Boeker, Peter; Leppert, Jan (2015):
Flow Field Thermal Gradient Gas Chromatography.
Anal. Chem. 87 (17), 9033–9041. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02227.

Sandra, P. (2015):
Go with the Flow (Field).
In: The Analytical Scientist 1115, 32–33.
Online available.

Boeker, P. (2016):
Beginner's Luck and Hyper-Fast GC.
The Analytical Scientist (0916), 38–42.
Online available.

Leppert, Jan; Härtel, Martin; Klapötke, Thomas M.; Boeker, Peter (2018):
Hyperfast Flow-Field Thermal Gradient GC/MS of Explosives with Reduced Elution Temperatures.
Anal. Chem. 90 (14), 8404–8411. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00900.

Boeker, P. (2019):
Hyper-Fast GC and a New World Perspective.
The Analytical Scientist (0519), 30–35.
Online available.

Boeker, Peter (2019):
Gaschromatogramm in einer Minute.
Nachr. Chem. 67 (7-8), 40–42. DOI: 10.1002/nadc.20194088694.

Leppert, Jan; Müller, Peter J.; Chopra, Miriam D.; Blumberg, Leonid M.; Boeker, Peter (2020):
Simulation of spatial thermal gradient gas chromatography.
Journal of Chromatography A 1620, 460985. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2020.460985.

Leppert, Jan; Blumberg, Leonid M.; Wüst, Matthias; Boeker, Peter (2021):
Simulation of the effects of negative thermal gradients on separation performance of gas chromatography.
Journal of chromatography. A 1640, 461943. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.461943.

Chopra, Miriam D.; Müller, Peter J.; Leppert, Jan; Wüst, Matthias; Boeker, Peter (2021):
Residual solvent analysis with hyper-fast gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and a liquid carbon dioxide cryofocusing in less than 90 s.
Journal of chromatography. A 1648, 462179. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462179