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Dr. Elisabeth Lotter
Material analytics meets artificial intelligence – the revolution in plastics engineering
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." – Stephen Hawking
I have been working in central analytics at Robert Bosch GmbH since 2016 and I am a member of the “Data Analysis and Machine Learning” team. My work focuses on developing adapted models based on machine learning for clarifying and evaluating complex correlations / cause-effect relationships and aging mechanisms of plastics and adhesives in order to improve product reliability. Together with my colleagues, I make essential contributions toward new technological developments and quality assurance of Bosch products.
Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Leipzig
2015PhD on microfluidic analysis systems
M.Sc. Chemistry at the University of Leipzig
2012M.Sc. degree in chemistry
E. Poehler et al. (2016)Microchamber arrays with an integrated long luminescence lifetime pH sensor
- E.Poehler, S.A.Pfeiffer, M.Herm, M.Gaebler, B. Busse, S.Nagl
- Anal Bioanal Chem, 2016, 408:2927-2935
C. Lotter et al. (2016)Enantioselective reaction monitoring utilizing two-dimensional heart-cut liquid chromatography on an integrated microfluidic chip
- C.Lotter, E.Poehler, J.J. Heiland, L.Mauritz, D.Belder
- Lab Chip, 2016,16, 4648-4652
C. Herzog et al.(2016)Continuous on-chip fluorescence labelling, free-flow isoelectric focusing and marker-free isoelectric point determination of proteins and peptides
- C.Herzog, E.Poehler, A.J.Peretzki, S.M. Borisov, D.Aigner, T.Mayr, S.Nagl
- Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 1565-1572
E. Poehler (2015)Miniaturisierte analytische Plattformen mit integrierten optischen pH-Sensoren
- Dissertation, University of Leipzig
E. Poehler et al.(2015)Application of Optical pH Sensors in the Microfluidic Free-flow Isoelectric Focusing of Biomolecules
- E.Poehler, C.Herzog, S.A.Pfeiffer, C.Lotter, A.J. Peretzki, D.Aigner, T.Mayr, E.Beckert, S.Nagl
- Procedia Engineering, 2015, 120,175-179
E. Poehler et al. (2015)Development of microscopic time‐domain dual lifetime referencing luminescence detection for pH monitoring in microfluidic free‐flow isoelectric focusing
- E.Poehler, C.Herzog, M.Suendermann, S.A.Pfeiffer, S.Nagl
- Engineering in Life Sciences, 2015, 15, 3, 276-285
E. Poehler et al. (2015)Label-free microfluidic free-flow isoelectric focusing, pH gradient sensing and near real-time isoelectric point determination of biomolecules and blood plasma fractions
- E.Poehler, C.Herzog, C.Lotter, S.A. Pfeiffer, D.Aigner, T.Mayr, S.Nagl
- Analyst, 2015, 140, 7496-7502
T.-A. Meier et al. (2015)Fast electrically assisted regeneration of on-chip SERS substrates
- T.-A.Meier, E.Poehler, F.Kemper, O.Papst, H.-G. Jahnke, E.Beckert, A.Robitzki, D.Belder
- Lab Chip, 2015,15, 2923-2927
D. Belder et al. (2015)Development of an optical fast test for pesticides based on nanoporous membranes in microfluidic chips (Pestiscan) : Project part: Development of nanoporous monoliths, microfluidics and sensors
- D.Belder, D. Enke, S. Wassersleben, S. Nagl, E. Poehler, N. Anders
- DOI: 10.2314/GBV:866576207
E. Poehler et al.(2013)Fluoreszente Biosensorik in Mikrofluidikchips mit integrierten nanoporösen Glasmemranen
- E.Poehler, S.Nagl
- Proceeding 11. Dresdner Sensor-Symposium, 2013, 304-307
Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Lotter
Research engineer for chemometric-based data analysis
Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.
I regard research as continuously acquiring new knowledge, discovering new thematic fields, and being involved in creatively designing them. I am attracted by the prospect of understanding complex processes and overcoming scientific challenges, developing solutions and using them to further drive promising innovations.
What makes research done at Bosch so special?
I am fascinated and inspired every day by working in interdisciplinary teams at the forefront of industrial research. My tasks as a data analyst also enables me to enjoy close collaboration with colleagues in the production and development environment of the divisions, thereby providing an insight to the technical processes for which Bosch stands, as well as the ability to further expand my own perspectives, both personally and professionally.
What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?
As the focal point of my work, “data analysis and chemometrics” addresses new approaches in the evaluation of chemical/physical data sets in the area of plastics processing. By means of chemometrics as a method of machine learning, masked information or patterns of a data set become detectable which would not have been accessible using classic knowledge-based processes. This will enable us to accelerate the analysis of plastic components in the future in order to reduce development times while obtaining a more in-depth understanding of materials. This enables the development and design of robust and durable products.
What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?
The challenge lies in developing generalizable and scalable concepts for automatic evaluation, interpretion, and prediction of material parameters and properties. This requires the transfer of AI concepts from the areas of image and text analysis to the material development of polymer materials.
How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?
My work contributes toward the resource-conserving utilization of materials, thereby reducing plastic waste, which leads to savings in costs and an improvement of the life cycle assessment.