Günter Gauglitz is Professor at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany, since 1987. He received his M.S. in 1966, at the State University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. degree in 1972, at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
For the past ten years, Dr. Gauglitz’s main scientific interest has centered on research and development in the area of chemical and biochemical sensors. Special focus is given to the characterization of interfaces of polymers and biomembranes by surface spectroscopic techniques, application of spectral interferometry to monitor changes in optical thickness of thin layers and effects of Fresnel reflectivity at interfaces. Further projects focused on examination of swelling effects of silicon polymers by taking up hydrocarbons, application of integrated optical devices to chemical and biochemical sensing, and model calculations for evanescent field theory and multilayer systems. His research interests also include direct and indirect optical affinity sensors and immunoprobes, DNA/DNA and protein-interactions, surface modification and characterization for affinity sensors, development in high-throughput screening, microfluidic set-ups, dynamic multivariate data analysis in kinetics expanded and in multi sensor arrays, factor analysis, partial least squares techniques, and application of neuronal nets to chemometrics.
He has authored 15 patents on actinometry, integrated optics, and interferometry sensing, and more than 200 publications, including review articles on actinometry, photochemical and photophysical principles of photochromic systems, fundamentals of UV/Vis spectroscopy and optical sensing principles. He is the author of books on "Practice in UV/Vis spectroscopy", "Theory and practice in photokinetics", "Photochemical principles of photoresists for circuit boards" and is the Editor of the “Handbook of Spectroscopy”. He organized several national and international congresses, held more than 40 spectroscopy, analytics and pharmakokinetics courses for industry, as well as invited lectures and presentations at national and international meetings. In 1997, he received the Wallac Award of the Society of Biomolecular Screening for his research in fluorescent high-throughput screening. Among his many offices, he is a titular member of the IUPAC commission V.4, secretary member of IUPAC, and German representative of COMETT II Eurochemometrics. Dr. Gauglitz is a member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) board, and since 2004 chair of the GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry.