An in­ter­view with

Mar­kus We­ber | Ap­pli­ca­ti­on Spe­cia­list

“Che­mis­try is ne­ces­s­a­ri­ly an ex­pe­ri­men­tal sci­ence: its con­clu­si­ons are drawn from data, and its prin­ci­ples sup­port­ed by evi­dence from facts.”

– Mi­cha­el Fa­ra­day

1) What is your role at Plas­mi­on?

I star­ted my work at Plas­mi­on 2019 as a Ph.D. stu­dent. In that role, I took care of the la­bo­ra­to­ry, me­thod de­ve­lo­p­ment, and in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on of the SICRIT ca­pa­bi­li­ties. Curr­ent­ly, I main­ly fo­cus on data eva­lua­ti­on and sci­en­ti­fic pro­gramming to ge­ne­ra­te meaningful in­sights from the rich data ge­ne­ra­ted with SICRIT.

2) What skills are par­ti­cu­lar­ly va­luable for your work at Plas­mi­on?

Du­ring my master’s stu­dies at TUM, I fo­cu­sed on ana­ly­ti­cal and or­ga­nic che­mis­try. I de­ve­lo­ped in­stru­ments and the cor­re­spon­ding data ana­ly­tics. This and some pro­gramming I lear­ned for fun is the ba­sis of my cur­rent work.

3) What do you va­lue most about working at Plas­mi­on?

I like that every day is dif­fe­rent. The fle­xi­bi­li­ty of the SICRIT io­niza­ti­on source al­lows us to work on ex­ci­ting pro­jects in a va­rie­ty of dif­fe­rent fields from se­cu­ri­ty over aro­ma clas­si­fi­ca­ti­on to phar­maceu­ti­cal qua­li­ty con­trol. Tog­e­ther with the di­ver­se team here at Plas­mi­on, this gua­ran­ties new im­pres­si­ons every day.