DOC-LABOR was founded in 1995 by Dr. Stefan Huber as a spin-off from the University of Karlsruhe. Today, after 17 years of activity it is perhaps allowed to say that the endeavour was a success.
DOC-LABOR is a fully independent private company.
Since 1995, DOC-LABOR has conducted some 43.000 water analyses with the LC-OCD method and much empirical and systematic knowledge in the interpretation of data has been gathered.
DOC-LABOR has customers in almost all continents around the world.
From left to right:
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas J. Balz, born in 1965. Andreas studied Chemical Engineering at the Engler-Bunte-Institute, University of Karlsruhe and joined DOC-Labor in 1996. Title of his Thesis: Studies on flocculation behaviour of humic matter is soft reservoir waters (in German). He is responsible for LC-OCD soft- and hardware, but he is also trained in analytical work.
Nicole Huber, born in 1964. Nicole does the books for DOC-Labor Dr. Huber since the beginning.
Dr. Stefan A. Huber, born in 1957. MSc in Geology at the University of Heidelberg. PhD in water chemistry at the Engler-Bunte-Institute, University of Karlsruhe in 1992. Title of his PhD thesis: Development of a combined chromatographic system for the characterisation of natural organic matter (in German). Postgraduateship at same institute. Launch of private company DOC-LABOR Dr. Huber in 1995.
Dipl.-Chem. Nico Seeleib, born in 1985. Nico studied Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and joined DOC-Labor at the end of 2012. Title of his Thesis: Synthesis of nano dyes on base of phosphonic and phosphoric acid (in German). He is mainly responsible for the LC-OCD hardware, as well as for the homepage design. He is also familiar with the LC-OCD analytics theory and data calculation.
BSc Friedolin Hamperl, born in 1984. (No picture yet.) Friedolin studied Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg and joined DOC-Labor at the end of 2014.
He is responsible for the all day analytical work as well as the maintenance of the laboratory.