Christian Schwaferts

PhD Student



since 10/2017

PhD Thesis in Analytical Chemistry with Prof. Dr. Elsner, Institute of Hydrochemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistry, Technical University of Munich


10/2011 – 08/2014

Master of Science in Chemistry at Technical University of Munich

Master Thesis: "Synthesis and characterization of oxazoline-based zinc complexes", with Prof. Rieger, Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry


10/2008 – 09/2011

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Technical University of Munich

Bachelor Thesis: "Characterization and calibration of a microcalorimetric setup", with Prof. Heiz, Chair of Physical Chemistry




C. Schwaferts, P. Schwaferts, E. von der Esch, M. Elsner, N. P. Ivleva, Which particles to select, and if yes, how many? Subsampling methods for Raman microspectroscopic analysis of very small microplastic., Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry 2021,

C. Schwaferts, V. Sogne, R. Welz, F. Meier, T. Klein, R. Niessner, M. Elsner & N. P. Ivleva, Nanoplastic Analysis by On-line Coupling of Raman Microscopy and Field-Flow Fractionation Enabled by Optical Tweezers. Analytical Chemistry 2020 92(8) 5813-5820,; Front Cover

E. von der Esch, M. Lanzinger, A. J. Kohles, C. Schwaferts, J. Weisser, T. Hofmann, K. Glas, M. Elsner & N. P. Ivleva, Simple Generation of Suspensible Secondary Microplastic Reference Particles via Ultrasound Treatment. Frontiers in Chemistry, section Analytical Chemistry 2020, doi:10.3389/fchem.2020.00169

S. Brunschweiger, E. Tabu Ojong,, J. Weisser, C. Schwaferts, M. Elsner, N. P. Ivleva, R. Haseneder, T. Hofmann & K. Glas, The Effect of Clogging on the Long-term Stability of Different Carbon Fiber Brushes in Microbial Fuel Cells for Brewery Wastewater Treatment. Bioresource Technology Reports 2020 11, 100420,

C. Schwaferts, R. Niessner, M. Elsner & N. P. Ivleva, Methods for the Analysis of Submicrometer- and Nanoplastic Particles in the Environment. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 2019, 112, 52-65