Prof. Dr. U. E. A. Fittschen


Arnold-Sommerfeld-Str. 4

Building C8, Room 140

D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Telephone: +49 (0) 5323 72 2205



Starting in July 2017, Ursula E. A. Fittschen is full professor for Material Analysis and Fuctional Solid Matter at Clausthal University of Technology. Before then she has been assistant professor at Washington State University (WSU, 2014-2017). She has been studying chemistry at "Universität Hamburg" (Diplom-Chemikerin 1996), Ph. D. (Promotion, 2001) and habilitation (2013) followed also at "Universität Hamburg".

She is member of the American Chemical Society, of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and of the DAAS (Deutscher Arbeitskreis für Analytische Spektroskopie). Editorial Board Member at Spectrochimica Acta Part B (Elsevier) and at X-Ray Spectrometry (Wiley). German menber in the management committee of COST-action "Enforce TXRF" and member in the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee.


Complete Curriculum Vitae here


Current publications

  • C. Vanhoof, J. R. Bacon, U. E. A. Fittschen, L. Vincze: 2020 atomic spectrometry update - a review of advances in X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and its special applications; J. Anal. At. Spectrom. (2020) advance article.
  • S. Böttger, J. Kolny-Olesiak, U. E. A. Fittschen: A comparison of different nanoscopic silver species with respect to their capacity to bind mercury from the gas-phase using total reflection X-ray fluorescence; Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy (2020), in press.
  • A. Kulow, A. G. Buzanich, U. Reinholz, F. Emmerling, S. Hampel, U. E. A. Fittschen, C. Streli, M. Radtke: Comparison of three reconstruction methods based on deconvolution, iterative algorithm, and neural network for X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy with coded apertures; J. Anal. At. Spectrom. (2020), 35, 1423-1434.
  • C. Lutz, U. E. A. Fittschen: Laboratory XANES to study vanadium species in vanadium redox flow batteries; Powder Diffraction (2020) 1-5.
  • C. Vanhoof, J. R. Bacon, A. T. Ellis, U. E. A. Fittschen, L. Vincze: 2019 atomic spectrometry update - a review of advances in X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and its special application; J. Anal. At. Spectrom. (2019) 34, 1750-1767.
  • U. E. A. Fittschen, R. Möckel, M. Schreiner, M. Klinger, M. Radtke, B. Meyer, S. Guhl, A. Renno, J. Godinho, R. Gloaguen, J. Gutzmer: Bundling Analytical Capacities to Understand Phase Formation in Recycling of Functional Materials; Materials Science Forum (2019) 959, 183-190.
  • A. J. Erdt, C. Gutsche, U. E. A. Fittschen, H. Borchert, J. Parisi, J. Kolny-Olesiak: Control of crystallographic phases and surface characterization of intermetallic platinum tin nanoparticles; CrystEngComm (2019) 21, 3363-3373.
  • C. Lutz, U. E. A. Fittschen: Entwicklung neuer Prozeduren zur Elementbestimmung und Speziation in Vanadium Redox Flow Batterien, Tagungsband 3. Niedersächsisches Symposium Materialtechnik (2019), ISBN: 978-3-8440-6471-1, DOI: 10.21268/20190312-0.
  • S. Böttger, I. M. B. Tyssebotn, W. Jansen, U. E. A. Fittschen: Evaluating internal standards for the determination of gas phase mercury using silver nanoparticle assisted total reflection X-ray fluorescence; Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy (2018) 147, 93-99.
  • I. M. B. Tyssebotn, A. Fittschen, U. E. A. Fittschen: CE-XRF – Initial steps towards a non-invasive elemental sensitive detector for liquid separations; Electrophoresis (2018) 39(5-6), 816-823.
  • U. E. A. Fittschen, H.-H. Kunz, R. Höhner, A. Fittschen: A new micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for in vivo elemental analysis in plants; X-ray spectrometry (2017) 46(5), 374-381.
  • R. Höhner, S. Tabatabaei, H.-H. Kunz, U. E. A. Fittschen: A rapid total reflection X-ray fluorescence protocol for micro analyses of ion profiles in Arabidopsis thalianaSpectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy (2016) 125, 159-167.
  • U. E. A. Fittschen, A. Guilherme, S. Böttger, D. Rosenberg, M. Menzel, W. Jansen, M. Busker, Z. P. Gotlib, M. Radtke, H. Riesemeier, P. Wobrauschek, C. Streli: A setup for synchrotron-radiation-induced total  reflection X-ray fluorescence and X-ray absorption near-edge structure recently commissioned at BESSY II BAMline, J. Syn. Rad. (2016) 23, 820-824.
  • R. Dalipi, L. Borgese, A. Casaroli, M. Boniardi, U. E. A. Fittschen, K. Tsuji, L.E. Depero: Study of metal release from stainless steels in simulated food contact by means of total reflection X-ray fluorescence, J. Food Engineering (2016) 173, 85-91.
  • M. Menzel, O. Scharf, S. H. Nowak, M. Radtke, U. Reinholz, P. Hischenhuber, G. Buzanich, A. Meyer, V. Lopez, K. G. McIntosh, C. Streli, G. Havrilla, U. E. A. Fittschen: Shading in TXRF: Calculations and experimental validation using a color X-ray camera, J. Anal. At. Spectrom. (2015) 30, 2184-2193.
  • U. Boesenberg, U. E. A. Fittschen, "2D and 3D imaging of Li-ion battery materials using synchrotron radiation” in “Rechargeable Batteries” Green Energy and Technology by Z. Zhang and S. S. Zhang (eds.),  Springer int. pub., Switzerland, 393-418 (2015).
  • U. Boesenberg, M. Falk, C. G. Ryan, R. Kirkham, M. Menzel, J. Janek, M. Fröba, G. Falkenberg, U. E. A. Fittschen, Correlation between chemical and morphological heterogeneities in LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 spinel composite electrodes (LNMO) for lithium ion batteries determined by micro X-ray fluorescence analysis, Chem. Mater. (2015) 27, 2525-2531.
  • U. E. A. Fittschen, O. Scharf, M. Menzel, Full-Field X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy Using a Color X-ray Camera, Microscopy today (05/2015) 23(3):36. DOI: 10.1017/S155192951500022X
  • I. De La Calle, M. Quade, T. Krugmann, U. E. A. Fittschen, Determination of residual metal concentration in metallurgical slag after acid extraction using total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, X-Ray Spectrometry (2014) 43(6), 345-352.
  • U. E. A. Fittschen, M. Menzel, O. Scharf, M. Radtke, U. Reinholz, G. Buzanich, V. M. Lopez, K. McIntosh, C. Streli, G. J. Havrilla, Observation of X-ray shadings in synchrotron radiation-total reflection X-ray fluorescence using a color X-ray camera, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B (2014) 99, 179–184.
  • M. Menzel, U. E. A. Fittschen, TXRF analysis of airborne silver nanoparticles from fabrics, Anal. Chem. (2014) 86 (6), 3053.
  • M. Meyns, F. Iacono, C. Palencia, J. Geweke, M. D. Coderch, U. E. A. Fittschen, J. M. Gallego, R. Otero, B. H. Juárez, C. Klinke, Shape Evolution of CdSe Nanoparticles Controlled by Halogen Compounds, Chem. Mater. (2014) 26, 1813-1821.

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