Prof. Nießner’s (b. 1951) research field is analytical chemistry. His aim is to implement analytical verification procedures from idea to practicable prototype. His latest work revolves around developing microarray-based procedures and their highly parallel reading with autonomous platforms. He has worked on the development of highly-selective antibodies against highly toxic substances, which are in use worldwide. In the area of lasers, photoacoustic spectroscopy is increasingly being used around the world in modern waste gas monitoring.