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Prof. Roland A. Fischer's (*1961) field of research is inorganic and organometallic synthetic chemistry. He is interested in the development of multifunctional supramolecular materials, e.g. metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and intermetalloid clusters (superatoms), with potential applications for chemical energy storage and conversion, for catalysis, sensor technology, photonics and in microelectronics.

 He studied chemistry at TUM and received his doctorate (1989) under Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann. Postdoctoral studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (1990) were followed by habilitation at TUM (1995). He was a professor at the University of Heidelberg (1996-1997) and at the Ruhr University Bochum (1997-2015). He has held the Chair of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry at TUM since 2016 and has been Academic Director of the Central Institute for Catalysis Research since 2018. From 2016 to 2021, he was Vice President of the German Research Foundation.

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


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