Official Functions

since 2017 Chairman of the University Council of the TU Darmstadt
since 2016 Chairman of the scientific commission of Niedersachsen
since 2013 Chairman of the selection committee of the award "Deutscher Zukunftspreis"
since 2007 Member of the University Council of the University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2007 Member of the Editorial Board of "Advances in Catalysis"
since 2006 Member of the Advisory Board of "Chemistry - An Asian Journal"
since 2006 Editor of "Chemistry of Materials"
since 2005 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Chemical Engineering & Technology"
since 2005   Chairman of the Investment Committee of "Life Science, Materials and Energy" of the German High-Tech Fund
since 2004 Member of the Editorial Board of "Chemical Communications"
2004 - 2009 Member of the scientific committee of the State of Niedersachsen
2004 - 2008 Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Duisburg-Essen
since 2003 Member of the International Expert Commission "Elitenetzwerk Bayern"
since 2003 Member of the Editorial Board QSAR-Combinatorial Science
2003 - 2010 Chairman of the Selectional Committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Award
2003 - 2007 Member of the DFG Senate Commission for SFB
2003 - 2005 Managing Director of the MPI für Kohlenforschung
2002 - 2008 Member of the IMMA-Council
2002 - 2007 Member of the Selectional Committee of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Award
since 2001 Coordinator of the Key Program "Nanoporous Crystals" of the DFG
since 2001 Chairman of the IZA commission of "Mesoporous Materials"
2001 - 2007 Member of the IZA-Council
2001 - 2006 Member of the Editorial Board of "Chemistry of Materials"
since 2000 Member of the Dechema Board of Governors
since 1999 Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of directors of the company "hte" (since BASF majority acquisition: member) and of the Scientific Advisory Board
since 1998 Member of the Editorial Board of "Advanced Materials"
since 1996 Member of the Editorial Board "Microporous Materials"
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