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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Rieger

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Rieger  
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Rieger

University Education:

80 - 86 General Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

88 Ph.D. Thesis with Professor Beck ("summa cum laude")

Postdoctoral Research:

88 – 89 University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Dr. J.C.W. Chien

Work Experience:

89 – 91 Researcher at the Polymers Laboratory of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen

91 – 95 Habilitation at the University of Tübingen

Academic Career:
95 Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at Ulm University

97 Professor Ordinarius, Department Head „Materials & Catalysis, UUlm

6 – 05 declined offers; academic: University of Groningen (95), TU / IPF Dresden (96), TU Eindhoven (00); industry: Bayer AG (01), Südchemie AG (01)

12.06 Professor Ordinarius at TU München, WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry

07 Director: Institute of Silicon Chemistry at TUM

Scholarships and Awards:

86 – 88 Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie)

88 - 89 Postdoc Scholarship from BASF Aktiengesellschaft

91 - 93 Liebig Scholarship for Habilitation (German Chemical Industry Association)

93 - 95 DFG Scholarship for Habilitation

97 Award for Advanced Student Education of the State of Baden-Württemberg

2000 Ulm University Award “Exceptional Cooperations between Academia and Industry”

06.06 Philip-Morris Research Award “Bionic Materials”

02.07 Germany – Land of Ideas, Selected Place 2007 (Initiative of Bundespräsident Dr. Horst Köhler and Deutsche Bank)

05.07 Honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c. phil.), Helsinki University

05.08 Member of the Finnish Academy of Science

2011 Member of the European Academy of Sciences

Other Professional Activities:

97 - 06 Member of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Economics at the University of Ulm

98 - 05 Managing Director of the SciTech Patent Exploitation Company at Ulm

99 - 00 Dean for Advanced Studies of the Chemistry Department, University of Ulm

99 - 06 Chair Person of the Center of Competence „NAMKOS“ (Nanostrukturierte Materialien, Katalyse, Oberflächen und Dünne Schichten) of Ulm University

since 2000 Member of the „Southern German Catalysis Institute“ (Proffs., Behm, Emig, Lercher, Rieger, Weitkamp, van Santen)

01 - 06 Member of the DFG Collaborative Research Center No. 569 „Hierarchic Structures and Function on a Nano-Scale“ at Ulm University

since 01 Chair Person of the German-Canadian Research Network „AM2Net“ („Advanced Macromolecular Materials By Transition Metal Catalysis, A German-Canadian Research Network“, Priority Programs of DFG and NSERC)

03 - 06 Board Member of Ulm University

07 International Advisory Board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

07 Member of the Board of Trustees of WACKER AG