Plenary Speaker

Thomas Scheibel, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Thomas Scheibel is a full professor for Biomaterials at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has published around 96 peer reviewed articles, 45 review articles, 17 book chapters and 16 patent families, and edited two books, all cited about 5000 times. His h-index is 39. After studying biochemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, he graduated in 1994. He obtained his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1998 from the Institute of Biophysics and Physical Biochemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany. After three years as a postdoc at the University of Chicago, Chicago USA, he was assistant professor (C1) at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and finished his habilitation in 2007. Since November 2007 he is chair of Biomaterials at the Universität Bayreuth, Germany. Amongst his awards are the “Junior Scientist Award of the Materials week” (2004), the “Communicator Award of the Promega GmbH” (2005), the “Innovation Award from the Bavarian Prime Minister” (2006), the Award “Innovation made by nature” of the German Federal ministry of science (2007), the “Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Medal” (2007), the “Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Award” (2008), the “Dr R A Mashelkar Endowment Lecture on Advanced Materials”, National Chemical Laboratory, India (2013) and the “Dechema-Award” (2013). Since 2014 he is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).