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Dr. rer. nat., Universitätsprofessor, Universitätsprofessor i.R.

Martin Möller

Senior Professor; Member of the Scientific Board of the DWI - Leibniz Institute

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DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and Chair of Textile and Macromolecular Chemistry


Building: 5293 / DWI Erweiterungsbau

Room: B 3.75

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52074 Aachen


Scientific Career

since 2019 Senior Professor at RWTH Aachen University
since 2003 Member of the Scientific Board of the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
2003 – 2019 Director of the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
2002 – 2019 Professor of Textile and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University
1993 – 2002 Professor, Head of the Dept. of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Ulm; Chairman of the DFG-SFB-Program 569 “Hierarchical Structures and Functions in Organic-Inorganic Nanosystems”
1989 – 1993 Professor of Polymer Technology and Macromolecular Materials, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
1982 - 1989 Research Fellow at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg. Habilitation on ‘Dynamic conformational disorder in mesomorphic and crystalline phases of flexible chain molecules’.
1981 – 1982 Feodor-Lynen-Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation at the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst A
1981 PhD, ‘Interrelations between structure and rotational isomerism of model polymers‘, University of Freiburg 
1972 – 1978    Study of Chemistry in Hamburg and Freiburg, Germany




2016 ERC Advanced Grant
2014 Hermann-Staudinger-Preis of the ‘Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker’
2012   Honary doctor and and member of the senate, Technical University Cluj-Napoca
2003 Körber European Science Award



Memberships and further activities

  • 2006-2012: Member of the Senatsausschuss für Angelegenheiten der Sonderforschungsbereiche der DFG
  • 2008-2011: Board member of the Wissenschaftlicher Rat der AiF
  • Seit 2009: Chairman of the scientific advisory board of the European Polymer Federation
  • Seit 2009: Member of the expert advisory board for polymer research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
  • Since 2011: Member of the ProcessNet ‚Polymers‘ board
  • Since 2015: Member of the Steering Committee of the profile area Medical Science & Technology at RWTH Aachen University
  • Since 2015: Member of the DFG Review Board 'Polymer Research'
  • Member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Biomacromolecules, Advances in Polymer Science, Polymer Bull, Eur. Phys. J. Soft Matter
  • Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
  • Member of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Ärzte und Naturforscher, of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging and the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the AiF Gutachtergruppe 5.2