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Johann Peter Plank

Prof. Dr.

20032023

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Prof. Plank (b. 1952) works in the field of inorganic (cement chemistry, silicates, aluminates, phosphate, CaSO4 phases) and organic binding agents (latex dispersions, epoxy resins, polyurethane). He also studies construction chemical admixtures (polycondensate resins, polycarboxylate, cellulose ethers, siloxanes, biopolymers), colloid chemistry, interface and surface phenomena and nanochemistry (nanomaterials and composite materials).

After studying chemistry in Regensburg, he did his doctorate in 1980 under Prof. Herrmann. He initially worked as a construction chemistry research group leader at SKW in Trostberg from 1980-86. In 1997, he became head of research in construction and oil field polymers. This work took him to the USA, Singapore and Japan. In 2001, he became a full professor at TUM. Visiting professorships took him to a number of institutes, including Wuhan University of Technology, the National University of Singapore and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Prof. Plank is chairman of the board of trustees of the Leonhard Lorenz Foundation and co-editor of the journal Cement & Concrete Research.

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
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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