Dr. Sebastian Maaß is a known specialist for measurement technology used for in-line particle sizing and characterization


Dr. Sebastian Maaß – CSO & Founder

Strategic Management, Marketing & Sales

Dr. Sebastian Maaß studied process engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Berlin. Due to the manifold work within the scope of his dissertation on stirred liquid/liquid systems, he has detailed expertise in process analysis and simulation as well as in the development and application of computer-aided, optical measuring methods.

As a shareholder of ERM Trade Net GmbH, which was founded in 2007, he was able to acquire comprehensive know-how in the development and foundation of a company.

Currently he is CSO of SOPAT GmbH and first contact person for strategic development, marketing and sales. In addition to his leading position as CSO and co-founder of SOPAT GmbH, Dr. Sebastian Maaß continues his research in the field of particle measurement technology: to date he has published more than 25 peer review articles and has authored/coauthored over 90 lectures and poster presentations at both national and international scientific conferences. The complete list of publications can be viewed here.

He is an Advisory Board Member of the research group “Particle measurement technology” of ProcessNet as well as a member of the working party on “Characterisation of Particulate Systems  (ChOPS)” by EFCE and Berlin’s AI Excellence Centre.

Jörn Emmerich is a specialist for engineering and producing in-line particle analysis hardware


Jörn Emmerich – CEO & Founder

Finances, Purchasing & Sales, Hardware Development


Jörn Emmerich studied industrial engineering and management at the Technical University of Berlin, majoring in technical chemistry. 

After his graduation he began his doctoral thesis on multidimensional particle characterization at the Department of Bioprocess Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin focussing on photo-optical sensor technologies. As founder and CEO of SOPAT GmbH, he also specialized in photo-optical measurement methods in the field of process analysis technologies. Smart Online Particle Analysis Technology (SOPAT) has received several research and business awards (ICT-Innovativ; Science4Life; Step Award; ICT Start-up of the Year, German Innovation Award).

 Jörn Emmerich is a member of the ISO standards committee for particle measurement technology, co-founder of the “Fördervereinigung zur Stärkung der Normung und Forschung in der Partikelmesstechnik” and co-founder and deputy chairman of the Bio-PAT network.