Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Rieger

WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry (Ordinarius)

WACKER-Institute of Silicon Chemistry (Director)

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 289 13571
email: rieger(at)

orcid id: 0000-0002-0023-884X / researcher id: C-1183-2010

Science Career:

since 2007                     Professor Ordinarius, WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Silicon Chemistry at TU München
1997 - 2006 Professor Ordinarius, Department Materials & Catalysis, University of Ulm
1995 -1997 Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at University of Ulm (C3)
1991 - 1995 Habilitation (Anorganic Chemistry) at the University of Tübingen
1989 - 1991 Researcher at the Polymers Laboratory of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
1988 - 1989 Postdoc, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dept. of Polymer Science & Engineering
1988 PhD, Dr.rer.nat., LMU (Grade: "Summa cum laude").
1986 Diplom in Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (LMU)
2015 Director of IRTG 2022 "ATUMS" - Alberta/TUM International Graduate School for Functional Hybrid Materials, government-funded by DFG

Memberships and Awards:

since 10.2021 Member of Senate of TUM and of the TUM Board of Trustees
since 10.2020 Scientific Program Chair of Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Eindhoven University of Technology (Focus: Polyolefine)


Chair of the TU Munich Senate
2013-2019 Member of Senate of TUM and of the TUM Board of Trustees
2013-2020 Member of Scientific Beirat des Max-Planck-Instituts für Kolloide und Grenzflächenforschung, Golm
2010 Member Intl. Advisory Board “Sustainable Materials” CS3 Whitepaper "A Sustainable Global Society" (USA, GB, France, Germany, Japan, China)
2003 - 2006 Board Member of University of Ulm
1998 – 2005 Managing Director of the SciTech Patent Exploitation Company at University of Ulm
2013 Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering "acatech", Germany
2013 Wöhler-Preis für Nachhaltige Chemie
2011 Member of the European Academy of Science, Belgium
2008 Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
2007 Dr. h.c. phil, Helsinki University
2007 Germany – Land of Ideas, Selected Place 2007
2006 Philip-Morris Research Award “Bionic Materials”
2000 University of Ulm Award “Exceptional Cooperations between Academia and Industry”
1997 Award for Advanced Student Education of the State of Baden-Württemberg
1986 - 1988 Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie)
1988 - 1989 Postdoc Scholarship from BASF Aktiengesellschaft
1991 - 1993 Liebig Scholarship for Habilitation (German Chemical Industry Association)
1993 - 1995 DFG Scholarship for Habilitation