Dieter Schlüter has been Professor of Polymer Chemistry in the Department of Materials at the ETH Zürich, since 2004. He studied chemistry and geophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) where he received a doctorate in organic chemistry in 1984. After post doctoral work with K. Peter Vollhardt and W. James Feast he joined as a group leader the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in 1986. Shortly after he was appointed Professor for Polymer Chemistry at the Polymer Institute of the Technical University of Karlsruhe (today known as KIT). 1992 he transferred to Freie Universität Berlin, where he was Professor for Organic Chemistry until 2004.
Dieter Schlüter’s research focuses on polymer synthesis and has a visible component of organic and supramolecular chemistry. Pivotal are methodological aspects of innovative macromolecular structures and their perspectives of three-dimensionality.
Since 2010, Klaus Kümmerer is Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Physical Ressources at Leuphana University Lüneburg. He studied Chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg and Tübingen and graduated in the field of environmental analytics. Thereafter he worked as private lecturer at the University of Freiburg. Following a visiting professorship at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA, in 2002 he was appointed Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Hygiene at the University of Freiburg in 2005.
His research focuses on the evaluation of the life cycle and environmental fate of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, as well as the development of strategies and solutions for a more sustainable pharmaceutical and chemical industry.
Anke C. Nölscher is Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geosciences at the University of Bayreuth, since 2019. She studied Meteorology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU) and received her PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry at the Max Planck Graduate Center (MPGC) in 2012. After her post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry (MPIC) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) she became Project coordinator for Technical Infrastructure at the German Meteorological Service (DWD) until 2019.
Anke Nölschers research aims to identify the major exchange processes between earth’s surface and atmosphere and to investigate the impact of weather, climate and the environment thereon.
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