Author Archives: Bernd Schaefer


I joined Malvern Instruments in 2005 as Application Chemist for the Viscotek / separations products. Currently, I am still working out of the German office in the separations arena, mainly looking after applications and customer support. Having studied Physics and Chemistry, my PhD work was on a topic of polymer synthesis for light emitting diodes, completed in 2005 at the university of Marburg (Germany).

Published 8 Aug 2011

Packaging polymers

Having thought recently about polymers present in the food I buy, it was only a short step to considering that my shopping basket also contained a great variety of polymers in terms of packaging materials. Even the reusable shopping bags…READ MORE >

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Published 14 Jul 2011

Have you looked in your shopping basket recently?

Hi, my name is Bernd Schaefer and I’m the technical specialist in Germany for Malvern’s separations products, which basically means I’m responsible for the Viscotek Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC) systems. Like many people I spent time last weekend shopping…READ MORE >

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