Markus Antonietti © Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam/Martin Jehnichen

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus Antonietti

  • Name: Markus Antonietti
  • Date/Place of Birth: 6. February 1960 in Mainz/Germany
  • Marital status: married, 2 children

  • Since 1993: Director for “Colloid Chemistry” at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces,
    Full Professor at the University of Potsdam/Germany


1990 Gerhard Hess prize of the German science foundation
1992 Faculty award of the Union of the Chemical Industry of Germany
1997 Honorary degree (Dr. sci. h.c.) of Clarkson University Potsdam/New York
2000 Member of the "Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften""
2003 Goldschmidt-Elhuyar-Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica
2005 ISI World Top 50 Material Science, H-Index 137
2006 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry/UK
2008 ERC Senior Excellence Grant
2009 Gold Medal of the Macro Group UK for Lifetime Achievements
2011 Grignard-Wittig Award of the French Chemical Society
2011 Honorary Doctorate of the University of Stockholm
2011 Guest Professor of Zheijang University, Hangzhou University and the University of Science and Technology of China/Hefei
2014 "Krister Holmberg Lecture", Göteborg
2014 Friedrich Bergius Award of the Evonik Co.
2015 External Member of the Swedish Academy of Engineering
2016 Honorary Professor at the Dalian University
2016 Honorary Professor at the Jiao Tong University/Shanghai
2016 Humboldt-Gay Lussac Award of the French Ministry of Sciences
2016 Liebig Medal of the GdCh
2018 Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse der BRD
2020 Staudinger Award of the GdCh
2020 ERC Senior Excellence Grant (2nd time)

Other Scientific Responsibilities:

  • ca. 700 Scientific Papers, 90 Patents
  • about 50 of my former Post-Docs hold leading Professorships, world-wide

Scientific Topics:

  • Self-Organization and self-assembly of organic and inorganic matter
  • Porous Polymers
  • Biomimetic Materials
  • Chemistry of the Energy and Raw Material Change
  • Green Polymers and Materials
  • Metal free Catalysis, electrocatalysis
  • Metal Free Artificial Photocatalysis

Working Philosophy:

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