1979 …2023

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Prof. Nießner’s (b. 1951) research field is analytical chemistry. His aim is to implement analytical verification procedures from idea to practicable prototype. His latest work revolves around developing microarray-based procedures and their parallel reading with autonomous platforms. He has worked on the development of selective antibodies against highly toxic substances, which are in use worldwide. In the area of lasers, photoacoustic spectroscopy is increasingly being used around the world in modern waste gas monitoring.

After studying chemistry at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (1972-76), Prof. Nießner did his doctorate at the University of Dortmund (1981) and completed his lecturer qualification in inorganic & analytical chemistry (1985). In 1989, he accepted the offer of a Chair at TUM. The Chair covers the same research areas as the Institute of Hydrochemistry and Chemical Balneology, which Prof. Nießner also oversees. He has received and turned down a number of offers from other institutes. He has authored 526 publications and has 32 patents/applications to his name. As of 2010, 121 doctoral students have received their qualifications under his guidance.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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