70th Birthday: Robert Schlögl

70th Birthday: Robert Schlögl

Author: ChemistryViews

Robert Schlögl, formerly Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany, and Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, celebrates his 70th birthday on February 23, 2024. His research primarily focuses on developing nanochemically optimized materials for energy storage and investigating heterogeneous catalysts, aiming to merge scientific knowledge with practical applications, such as large-scale chemical energy conversion.


Robert Schlögl studied chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LUM), Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Universities of Cambridge, UK, and Basel, Switzerland. In 1989, Schlögl completed his habilitation at the Fritz Haber Institute. The same year, he became a Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

From 1994 to 2022, he has served as Director at the Fritz-Haber-Institute and from 2011 to 2022, as Founding Director and then Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion. Additionally, he received honorary professorships at the Technical University of Berlin in 1994, at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1998, at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2012, and at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany, in 2015. Schlögl retired from the Max Planck Institutes in March 2022.

Robert Schlögl has been President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation since 2023. He is Vice President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a member of several other academies. He was and is involved in three DFG-funded Excellence Clusters and Collaborative Research Centres, as well as various EU collaborative projects.

Among many other honors, Robert Schögl was awarded the DECHEMA-Plaque in 2010, the Alwin Mittasch Prize in 2015, and the Innovation Award 2015 from the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology (MIWF) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany. He is a Honorary Editorial Board member of ChemCatChem and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

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