Markus Obkircher is the head of Merck’s Reference Materials Research & Development division with teams in the US and Switzerland. He is responsible for the in-house development of new analytical standards and certified reference materials.
Prior to this position he was R&D Manager in Buchs, Switzerland, with a strong focus on synthesis, characterization and certification of reference materials.
He joined Merck / Sigma-Aldrich five years ago after heading the development unit for a custom API manufacturer. Before that he completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard in Boston and his PhD thesis in Basel, Switzerland.