Author Archives: Martin Schreyer

Dr. Schreyer is an inorganic chemist converted to powder diffractionist with nearly 25 years of experience. His areas of expertise are in the research on heterogeneous catalysts, structure solution from PXRD data and polymers and other powder research involving in-situ and SAXS applications. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Bonn (Germany) in 2001 on the hunt for new superconducting transition metal oxides. He then gradually migrated southwards with postdoc positions at TU Darmstadt and TU München. In 2005, he accepted a teaching fellow position at Nanyang Technological University. He spent the next three years teaching students about crystallography and materials characterization. 2008 marked another change to more research when he joined the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences as a Senior Research Fellow (later Scientist II). In November 2017, Dr. Schreyer joined Malvern Panalytical as an Application Specialist. His daily routine involves providing application support to customers in terms of recommending the type of instrumentation and experimental techniques according to their research. This includes also conducting tests on customer samples, testing new equipment, training customers and sharing his research or Malvern Panalytical research applications at events.

Published 26 Nov 2019

Collecting and analyzing powder XRD patterns: Advanced workshop on Rietveld, PDF and in-situ analysis

Collecting good powder diffraction patterns is paramount when publishing in a reputable journal. In order to get a high-quality powder pattern, it is important to understand the influencing factors. For instance, how changes to the structure and sample preparation can…READ MORE >