The recipient of the SCIEX Innovation Award 2020 is
Prof. Dr. Detlev Belder of the University of Leipzig (Germany)


Detlev Belder is a full professor of analytical chemistry at Leipzig University.  He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1994 at the University of Marburg with experimental work done at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr. 

From   1995 - 2006, he headed the Department of Separation Science at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. 

In  2006 he was appointed as a professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Regensburg.  In 2007 he accepted the offer as a chair of Analytical Chemistry at   Leipzig University



Outstanding paper: 2D in seconds: coupling of chip-HPLC with ion mobility spectrometry.

Anal. Chem. 2019, 91: 7613-7620; first published May 13, 2019


Belder's research is focused on lab‐on‐a‐chip technology as an enabling science in chemistry. In the belder laboratories at the University of Leipzig, a broad field of research and application of lab-on-a-chip technology is carried out. The Belder Group is known for miniaturized separation techniques such as chip electrophoresis and chip HPLC. The Belder lab also works on detection techniques such as the coupling of microfluidic chips with mass spectrometry or ion mobility spectrometry, as well as on optical techniques such as fluorescence and Raman microscopy. A particular focus in recent years has been on integrated chip laboratories that combine chemical reactors and analysis units on one chip. 

Professor Belder has been recognized with several awards, such as the  Gerhard Hesse Prize (2015) and the Fresenius Prize (2019). 



Prof. Dr. Detlev Belder

Institute of Analytical Chemistry
University of Leipzig



  Presentation title: Ion mobility and mass spectrometry detection for chip-based separation devices