Bernhard Rieger

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

1986 …2024

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Professor Rieger’s approach in Macromolecular Science is best described as “Chemistry & Function” and is reflected in four sub-disciplines: Catalytic Precision Polymerization (CPP) for Responsive Materials - CO2 Utilization (polymers & photocatalysis) - Low-valent Organo-Silicon Compounds – Silicon Nanocomposites for (Opto)Electronic Applications. After completing his studies of chemistry and his doctoral research at the LMU, Professor Rieger spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. From 1989 to 1991 he worked at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen before going on to complete his postdoctoral teaching qualification in inorganic chemistry at the University of Tübingen in 1995. He then moved to the University of Ulm, where he taught and conducted research until 2006. In 2007 Professor Rieger was appointed to the WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry at TUM and became Director of the Institute of Silicon Chemistry. He has been chairman of the TUM Senate since 2016. He both initiated and directs the international graduate school IRTG2022 “ATUMS”, which is funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation). He is a member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences & Letters, the European Academy of Sciences in Brussels, and acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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