Dr. Peter Kusch studied chemistry at the Pedagogical University in Opole and doctorate in organic chemical technology at the Poznań University of Technology, Poland. From 1977 to 1988 he has worked as analytical chemist and adjunct at the Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis 'Blachownia” (Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland). After moving with the family to Germany, he has worked for several years in the Fischer GmbH company (Meckenheim/Bonn, Germany) as laboratory manager and specialist for the analytical pyrolysis and chromatography. Since 1998 he is scientific co-worker at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Rheinbach, Germany. Author/coauthor of 90 scientific publications and 9 book chapters in the area of chromatography, mass spectrometry and analytical pyrolysis. Reviewer for several international journals in the area of analytical chemistry, Editorial Board Member of Polymer Testing. Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS).