Plenary Speaker

Ulrich S. Schubert Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Education and appointments:

Study of Chemistry in Frankfurt & Bayreuth (both Germany) and Richmond/Virginia (USA). PhD studies University of Bayreuth (Germany) and University of South Florida (USA) with Prof. G. Newkome and Prof. C.-D. Eisenbach. Post-doc Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg (France) with Prof. J.-M. Lehn (Nobel laureate 1987). Habilitation (assistant professor) Technical University of Munich (Germany). Associate professor, Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilians Uni­ver­sity Munich (Germany). 2000-2007 Full-Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). 2005-2014 Scientific Chairman Technology Area HTE Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI, The Nether­lands). 2007 to date Full Professor and Chair, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany).

Awards, fellowships and honors:

Heisenberg-Fellowship (German Science Foundation), Habilitation award of the German Chemical Society (Macromolecular Division), Guest professorship Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), VICI award of the Netherland Organization for Scientific Research (1.25 M€), Calls to Full Professorships at the Universities Hamburg and Stuttgart (both Germany, declined), Jan Pieter Lemstra Inno­va­tion Award (The Netherlands), International Biannual BPG Award of the Belgian Po­ly­mer Group. Call Professor Materials Discovery and Director Materials Discovery Cen­tre, Uni­versity College London (UCL, declined 2013), Call Executive Director A*STAR IMRE, Singapore (declined 2016), ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Po­ly­mer Division Fellow (USA), ISI “Highly cited researcher” in Materials Science (since 2014) & Chemistry (2016), Molecular Science Forum Professorship, Institute of Chem­is­­try, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing. Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, UK). Elected member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering.

Administrative functions and memberships:

2010-2013 Vice Dean and since 2013 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena, Director of the Jena Center for Soft Matter and the Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena. Coordinator of the Priority Program (SPP 1568) “Design and Generic Principles of Self-healing Materials” of the German Science Foundation (since 2010). Vice chairman of the Board of the Division Macromolecular Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (since 2012). Member of the advisory board of PolyMat, San Sebastian (Spain) and Chairman of the advisory board of the “2020” consortium “smart3” (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). Deputy spokesman research board polymer research of the German Science Foundation. Member of the editorial advisory boards of Soft Matter, Macromol. Rapid Commun., Macromol. Chem. Phys., Polym. Chem., J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., ACS Comb. Sci., NPG Asia Materials, etc.

870 refereed publications in reviewed international journals, 38 patent applications, two text books, four spin-offs 2012-2016.

Web-of-Science ranking (February 2017): Sum of citations 32600, h-index: 85.

Google Scholar (February 2017): Sum of citations 42000, h-index 96.