Peter Müller-Buschbaum

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

1994 …2024

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Professor Müller-Buschbaum (b. 1966) carries out research in the field of functional materials, with a particular focus on energy materials, e.g. solar cells and batteries.

Professor Müller-Buschbaum studied physics in Kiel and went on to earn his doctorate there in 1996. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and as visiting scientist at the Institut Laue-Langevin and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation) in 2002 and headed the Chair of Functional Materials at the TUM Department of Physics, before his appointment in 2018 as full professor and scientific director of the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle FRM-II and of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrums MLZ. Since 2011, he has been the German representative at the European Polymer Federation and, since 2012, Associate Editor of the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. He also heads the Bavarian key laboratory TUM.solar and the Network for Renewable Energies (NRG) of the Munich School of Engineering (MSE).

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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