Prof.-Dr. Biesalski

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Biesalski

Macromolecular Chemistry and Paper Chemistry

Ernst-Berl-Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry
Alarich-Weiss-Str. 8
L2|04 E303
64287 Darmstadt

phone.: +49 6151 16 23720 (secretary)
phone.: +49 6151 16 23721 (direct)
Fax: +49 6151 16 23722

E-mail:
Homepage: www.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de/map

Research Interests:

  • Advanced materials from renewable resources, such as cellulose and lignin
  • Functional paper design and new applications for paper as construction materials
  • Fluid dynamics and transport in paper-based materials
  • Fundamentals on polymers at interfaces

Short CV:

Professional career

  • 2008 – present Professor (W3, Chair for Macromolecular Chemistry & Paper Chemistry), Technical University of Darmstadt, Department of Chemistry
  • 2008 venia legendi (Microsystems Engineering; Chemistry & Physics of Interfaces), University of Freiburg, School for Applied Sciences
  • 2007 – 2008 Substitute Professor (W3), University of Freiburg, Department of Microsystems Engineering
  • 2002 – 2008 Assistant Professor (Hochschulassistent, C1); Department of Microsystems Engineering, Univeristy of Freiburg
  • 2002 – 2008 Head of Emmy-Noether Research Group, DFG, University of Freiburg, Department of Microsystems Engineering
  • 2000 – 2002 Postdoctoral Associate (with Prof. Matthew Tirrell), Deaprtament of Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • 1999 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Mainz, and MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz
  • 1996 – 1999 Scientific Coworker (Doktorand), MPI for Polymer Research (with Prof. Jürgen Rühe)
  • 1990 – 1996 Study of Chemistry, University of Mainz (Abschluss: Diplomchemiker)

Honors, fellowships & activities

  • 2016 – present: elected referee (Fachgutachter) of AiF
  • 2015 – First prize TU Darmstadt Innovation Challenge “HIGHEST”
  • 2013 – present Vice-Spokesperson, TU Darmstadt, Profilbereich “Vom Material zur Produktinnovation, PMP”
  • 2012 – 2014 Vice-Director, Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, TU Darmstadt
  • 2012 – present 'Sonderfachgutachter', AiF
  • 2011 – present Principle Investigator, Excellence Cluster Smart Interfaces (CSI), TU Darmstadt
  • 2010 – 2012 Director Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, TU Darmstadt
  • 2010 – present Spokesperson, Research Cluster SoftControl (LOEWE program)
  • 2009 – present Member, Editorial Board, Soft Materials
  • 2008 – present Member, Cluster Papierforschung, CPF
  • 2004 – 2006 Fellow of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH (Elitenachwuchsförderung Baden Württemberg)
  • 2002 – 2008 Emmy-Noether-Fellow (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • 2000 – 2002 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • 1999 Ph.D. in Chemistry, with distinction (summa cum laude)