Born in 1970 in the Leipzig area, Dr Kloepper is a physicist by education, holding a Ph.D. in chemical physics with a special focus on IR spectroscopy. Dr Kloepper joined Bruker in the year 2000 as a software developer and has been active in the CBRNE arena since 2002. He worked his way through the ranks of Bruker relatively quickly and has held the positions of Product manager from 2002 to 2004 and R&D manager from 2004 to 2008. Here he represented Bruker in many international research projects such as IMPACT, LOTUS and IMSK . In 2008 he became the Director of Sales & Marketing.