In 2017, she became Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, where he is heading the Department „Synthesis of Macromolecules.
Her current research interests include the synthesis of functional macromolecules to address current challenges in biomedical and materials research.
JK has received several distinctions in Germany, England and France, and is currently holding a 5 Mio€ PEARL award from the Luxembourg research council FNR for investigating multifunctional materials.
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus studied Chemistry at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, where she received her diploma 1975 and her Ph D 1978.
For her work in the field of macromolecule synthesis, she was awarded with the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society (2002), an ERC Synergy grant (2012, together with Martin Plenio and Fedor Jelezko) and the Wissenschaftspreis of the city of Ulm (2014).
He is serving as member of the senate of the Leibniz Association and the German Research Fundation.
In 1999, he has then obtained his Ph D from the Grenoble INP, followed by a Post-doctoral stay at the University of Oxford.
JK’s research interest lies in materials physics, with a particular interest in how physical/structural properties interact and couple in functional materials and how such functionalities can be translated into technology.
Jens Kreisel has studied Physics and Materials Science in Karlsruhe, Lyon and Grenoble.
From 2002 to 2008, she managed different leading positions at Merz Pharmaceuticals Gmb H (Frankfurt) from Section Head Medicinal Chemistry to Director of Chemical Research and Development.
in organic and macromolecular chemistry from the University of Mainz (2002) for her work with Prof. Müllen at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Resaerch.
Results have been published in more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
She is an elected member of the Heidelberger Academy of Sciences (since 2016).