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Michael R. Buchmeiser

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

Executive Direktor
Institute of Polymer Chemistry
Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Fiber Chemistry


+49 711 685 64075

Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers since 1992. A full list of publications is available at:

Michael R. Buchmeiser received his Doctoral Degree in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, under the supervision of Prof. H. Schottenberger working on early and late transition metal metallocenes. He was awarded an "Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship" and spent one year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, MA) within the group of Professor Richard R. Schrock (Chemistry Nobel Prize 2005) working on poly(metallocenylacetylene)s and fluorinated organomolybdenum compounds. In 1995 he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Innsbruck where he finished his "Habilitation" in Macromolecular Chemistry in 1998. From 1998-2004, he held a Faculty Position as Associate Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. From 2000-2001, he was visiting Professor at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. From 2004-2009, he held a Faculty Position (Full Professorship (C4) for "Chemical Technology of Polymers") at the University of Leipzig, Germany. In parallel, from 2005-2009, he was Vice Director and Member of Board of the Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification (IOM), Leipzig, Germany. He received offers for Full Professorships from the Universities of Halle, Germany (2004), Leoben, Austria (2005), Dresden, Germany (2007) and Saarbrücken, Germany (2012, Full Professorship + Scientific Director of the Leibniz-Institute of New Materials, INM), which he all declined. Instead, in 2009, he accepted a Full Professorship in Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Since then, he is also Member of Board of the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research. His research interests focus on transition-metal catalyzed polymerizations, surface modifications, porous polymeric supports and their applications in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis and battery systems. In addition, he is also engaged into various aspects of fiber chemistry including high-performance polymeric and inorganic fibers such as carbon fibers, oxide and non-oxide ceramic fibers, aramides and others. He is member of the International Advisory Board of Macromol. Rapid Commun., Macromol. Chem. Phys. and Macromol. Mater. Eng., has published more than 400 research papers and has filed more then 50 patents. Since 2018, he is Spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1333 "Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis in Confined Geometries"

Past Duties

  1. 2007-2009 Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute für Nicht-klassische Chemie, Leipzig
  2. 2007-2009 Principal Researcher, Graduate School of Excellence (BuildMoNa), University of Leipzig
  3. 2008-2012 Member of Board of the "Fachgruppe Makromolekulare Chemie" of the GDCh
  4. 2009 Organizer ISOM 18 "International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry" Leipzig, Germany
  5. 2009-2012 Member of the Scientific Board of the Forschungsgesellschaft Kunststoffe,Darmstadt, Germany
  6. 2009-2019 Member of the Comittee (Kuratorium) of the Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum (FMF), Freiburg
  7. 2010-2012 Member of the Scientific Board of the Forschungsgesellschaft für Pigmente und Lacke e.V., Stuttgart
  8. 2010-2012 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry
  9. 2011 Coorganizer 22. Stuttgarter Kunststoffkolloquium
  10. 2012-2014 Head of Board (Kuratorium) "Brennstoffzellen- und Batterieallianz Baden-Württemberg" (BBA-BW)
  11. 2012-2018 Member of Board of the "Allianz Faserbasierter Werkstoffe Baden Württemberg" (AFBW)
  12. 2013 Coorganizer 23. Stuttgarter Kunststoffkolloquium
  13. 2016 Coorganizer and Member of the Scientific Committee “Aachen-Dresden Denkendorf International Textile Conference”, Dresden
  14. 2017 Coorganizer and Member of the Scientific Committee “Aachen-Dresden Denkendorf International Textile Conference”, Stuttgart
  15. 2017- 2020 Principal Investigator, CRC 1244 „Adaptive Hüllen und Structuren für die gebaute Umwelt von morgen“
  16. 2018 Coorganizer and Member of the Scientific Committee “Aachen-Dresden Denkendorf International Textile Conference”, Aachen
  17. 2018- 2021 Expert Witness (referee) for AiF „Industrielle Gemeinshaftsforschung"
  18. 2019 Coorganizer and Member of the Scientific Committee “Aachen-Dresden Denkendorf International Textile Conference”, Dresden
  19. 2020 Coorganizer “100 Years of Polymer Structures: Active Materials for Thin Films and Interfaces”, 2020 ACS Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA (March 22 – 26, 2020)

Current Duties

  1. 2009- Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry and Chemical Fibers, Faculty of Chemistry,  University of Stuttgart
  2. 2012- Expert Witness, Federal Supreme Court Karlsruhe (patent litigations)
  3. 2013- Mitglied in Evaluierungskommissionen des Deutschen Wissenschaftsrats
  4. 2014- Member of the Advisory Council "Leichtbau BW"
  5. 2018- Spokesperson of the CRC 1333 „Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis in Confined Geometries“
  6. 2018- Member of the Stuttgart Research Center „Architecture: Integrative Design and Adaptive Building“
  7. 2019- Member of SPI-AM (Stuttgart Partnership Initiative Additive Fertigung)
  8. 01/2022- Member of the Senate Committee for Graduate Schools, German Research Foundation (DFG)
  1. Erwin Schrödinger Auslandsstipendium (J00937-PHY)
    FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Wien
  2. Prof. Ernst Brandl Forschungspreis 1998
  3. START Forschungspreis 2001
    Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Bildung, Kultur und Wissenschaft, Wien
  4. Novartis Forschungspreis 2001
    Novartis AG
  5. Otto Roelen-Medaille 2010
    Gesellschaft Deutscher Katalytiker
  6. TechTextil Innovation Award 2017
  7. Herrmann F. Mark Medaille 2022
  1. Member of the Editorial Board of
    -mdpi Polymers
  2. Member of the International Advisory Board of
    -Macromol. Chem. Phys.
    -Macromol. Rapid. Commun.
    -Macromol. Mater. Eng.
  1. Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
  2. Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (GÖCh)
  3. American Chemical Society (Polymer Division and PMSE Division)
  4. Mitglied des Vereins der Freunde der Universität Stuttgart
  5. Mitglied RC Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. C. Coperét, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. M. Bauer, Paderborn University, Germany
Prof. Dr. K. Nomura, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Prof. Dr. U. Tallarek, Universität Marburg, Germany

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