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Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt

Macromolecular Chemistry
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee

Job History

Since 2016Founding member of the Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI)
Since 2004Spokesman Elite Study Program Macromolecular Science, Elite Network of Bavaria
Since 2000Member Bayreuth Center for Colloids and Interfaces (BZKG)
1994 – 2023Full Professor (W3), Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth
2013 – 2023Director of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School
2015 – 2022
Chairman of the Focus Area Polymer and Colloidal Science
at the University of Bayreuth
2002 – 2017
Director Bayreuth Institute of Macromolecular Research (BIMF)
2009 – 2015Vice President of the University of Bayreuth, Research and Young Academics
1998 – 2010Chairman Collaborative Research Center 481, German Research Foundation
1997 – 1998Vice President of the University of Bayreuth, Teaching and Academic Affairs
1993Visiting Professor at the Institute Charles Sadron (CNRS), Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg
1989 – 1994

Assistant und Associate (tenure) Professor of Materials, Materials Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA


1989Professoral thesis (“Habilitation”) – Macromolecular Chemistry, Philipps-University Marburg
1986 – 1989Research and Teaching Associate (C1), Philipps-University Marburg
1985 – 1986E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (Inc.), Experimental Station CR&DD, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
1982 – 1985

Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

1983Research stay at the University of Lowell, Massachusetts
1982Diploma Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
1976 – 1982Studies of chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

Awards and other responsibilities

2010Staudinger-Durrer Medal, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich

Polymer Curriculum Development Award, American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials


Du Pont Accomplishment Award in Recognition of the Discovery of a Novel Solution Route to Kevlar, Films, Fibers and Coatings

1982 – 1984Award of the German Chemical Industry Fund, Ph.D. Fellowship

Macromolecular Chemistry
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee

Aims of our research are synthesis, characterization, processing, and development of tailored organic functional materials and polymers for emerging technologies.

  • Functional polymers and molecular materials
    Holographic data storage and optical security elements | Displaytechnology | Photolithography and nanostructuring | Development of materials for microfluidic devices
  • Supramolecular materials
    Gelators for medical, cosmetic and technical applications | Supramolecular polymer additives: Nucleating agents, clarifier, electret additives, processing aids, foam nucleation agents | Supramolecular nanofibers for filter applications | Supramolecular chromophores
  • Combinatorial methods and polymer processing
    Combinatorial vapor deposition processes for thin film devices and photolithography | Blockcopolymer synthesis | Gradient materials | Polymer additives | Micro-scale polymer processing | 3D-priniting techniques

Macromolecular Chemistry
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee

10 selected publications

A complete list of publications of Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt is available here.

Stable mesoscale nonwovens of electrospun polyacrylonitrile and interpenetrating supramolecular 1,3,5-benzenetrisamide fibers as efficient carriers for gold nanoparticles
Drummer, M.; Liang, C.; Kreger, K.; Rosenfeldt, S.; Greiner, A.; Schmidt, H.-W.
ACS Applied Materials Interfaces 2021, 13, 34818-34828

Hierarchical superstructures by combining crystallization-driven and molecular self-assembly
Frank, A.; Hils, C.; Weber, M.; Kreger, K.; Schmalz, H.; Schmidt, H.-W.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2021, 60, 21767-21771

Melt electrowriting of amphiphilic physically crosslinked segmented copolymers
Bakirci, E.; Frank, A.; Gumbel, S.; Otto, P.F.; Fürsattel, E.; Tessmer, I.;
Schmidt, H.-W.; Dalton, P.D.
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2021, 222, 2100259

Tailoring polypropylene for extrusion-based additive manufacturing
Jin, M.; Neuber, C.; Schmidt, H.-W.
Additive Manufacturing 2020, 33, 101101

A periodic system of supramolecular elements
Schmidt, H.-W.; Würthner, F.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59, 2-12

Mesostructured nonwovens with penguin downy featherlike morphology – top-down combined with bottom-up
Burgard, M.; Weiss, D.; Kreger, K.; Schmalz, H.; Agarwal, S.; Schmidt, H.-W.; Greiner, A.
Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 29, 1903166

Mesoscale polarization by geometric frustration in columnar supramolecular crystals
Zehe, C.S.; Hill, J.A.; Funnell, N.P.; Kreger, K.; van der Zwan, K.P.; Goodwin, A.L;
Schmidt, H.-W.; Senker, J.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56, 4432-4437

Pathway complexity in the enantioselective self-assembly of functional carbonyl-bridged triarylamine trisamides
Haedler, A. T.; Meskers, S. C. J.; Zha, R. H.; Kivala, M.; Schmidt, H.-W.; Meijer, E. W.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 10539-10545

Long-range energy transport in single supramolecular nanofibres at room temperature
Haedler, A. T.; Kreger, K.; Issac, A.; Wittmann, B.; Kivala, M.; Hammer, N.; Köhler, J.;
Schmidt, H.-W.; Hildner, R.
Nature 2015, 523, 196-199

“Designer” nucleating agents for polypropylene
Blomenhofer, M.; Ganzleben, S.; Hanft, D.; Schmidt, H.-W.; Kristiansen, M.; Smith, P.;
Stoll, K.; Mäder, D.; Hoffmann, K.
Macromolecules 2005, 38, 3688-3695

Macromolecular Chemistry
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee

Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee

Universitätsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4474
E-mail: hans-werner.schmidt@uni-bayreuth.de
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