Dr. rer. nat., Universitätsprofessor

Andreas Herrmann


Photo of Andreas Herrmann
DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Systems


Building: 5393

Room: B 3.72

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 23304
Fax: +49 241 80 12345

Scientific Career

since 2017 Chair for Macromolecular Materials and Systems, RWTH Aachen University
Member of the Scientific Board at the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
2007 - 2017

Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials an der Universität Groningen (Niederland), Chair for Polymer Chemistry and Bioengineering

2004 - 2007 Junior research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz
2002 - 2003 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
2001 Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
2000 PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz
Chemistry studies at the University of Mainz

Institutional responsibilities

  • Scientific board member of the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, Germany (2017 - present)
  • Cofounder of the start-up company AGILeBiotics (2017)
  • Head of the Board of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (2014 - 2017)
  • Board member of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (2012 - 2014)
  • Program director at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) for the research line “Nanobiotechnology and Advanced Therapeutic Materials (NANOBIOMAT)” (2011 - 2017)
  • Member of the W.J. Kolff Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science, UMCG (2011 - 2017)
  • Associate member of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen (2009 - 2017)
  • Cofounder of the “Center for Synthetic Biology” at the University of Groningen (2008)
  • Faculty member, University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, The Netherlands (2007 - present)

Organisation of scientific meetings

  • Organizer of 3rd ERC Laureate Conference, Zandvoort, The Netherlands (2016)
  • Scientific co-organizer of NRW Nano Conference, Dortmund, Germany (2011)
  • Principal organizer of a summer school for Indonesian students on nanomaterials, Bandung, Indonesia (2011)
  • Co-organizer Kick-Off Symposium “Center for Synthetic Biology”, Groningen, The Netherlands (2008)
  • Principal organizer of workshop “NanoTIDES – Nanomaterials from Nucleotides and Peptides” at Eurotides Conference, Düsseldorf, Germany (2008)

Commissions of trust

  • Editorial advisory board of Nanofabrication, De Gruyter Journal (2017 - present)
  • Executive Advisory Board of Advanced Science, Wiley Journal (2014 - present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Bioconjugate Chemistry”, ACS Journal (2013 - present)
  • Member of founding committee of Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea (2013)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “Recent Patents on Nanomedicine” (2009 - present)
  • Program coordinator of the Dutch Nano-Initiative NNI (2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board “The Open Nanomedicine Journal” (2008 - present)


  • Visiting Scientist, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship Initiative
  • ERC Advanced Grant from the European Commission (2016)
  • Coordinator of MSCA Cofund Grant from the European Commission: Local training network for 19 early stage researchers working on the development of new antibiotics and antibacterial coatings. (2016)
  • Winner of the Eyenovative Prize from Novartis (2013)
  • Winner of the Dutch Venture Challenge Fall organized by the Netherlands Genomic Initiative (NGI, 2012)
  • The office Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) performed an assessment of all chemistry groups in the Netherlands with an international review panel. This rating placed the Herrmann laboratory among the top 10 Dutch chemistry groups, (click here, page 31). (2011)
  • VICI Grant from the Dutch Science Organization (NWO, 2010)
  • ERC Starting Grant from the European Commission (2009)
  • Dr. Hermann-Schnell-Prize from the German Chemical Society (GDCh, 2009)
  • Raimund-Stadler-Prize from the German Chemical Society (GDCh, 2008)
  • Ph.D "summa cum laude" from the University of Mainz, Germany (2000)