Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. mult. Dr. Ing. E. h.

Gerhard Wegner

Gerhard Wegner

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 1996

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung


Research Areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Polymer physics
  • Solid state chemistry
  • Macromolecular chemistry



Selected Memberships:

  • German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V DECHEMA, Frankfurt/Main
  • Academia Europaea
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
  • Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
  • Königlich Niederländische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Japan Society for Polymer Science

Selected Prizes:

  • Hermann-Staudinger-Preis
  • ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry
  • European Materials Medal
  • Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
  • Otto-Bayer-Preis

Selected Publications:

  • Gorna, K.; Munoz-Espi, R.; Gröhn, F.; Wegner, G. (2007) Bioinspired Mineralization of Inorganics from Aqueous Media Controlled by Synthetic Polymers. Macromolecular Bioscience, Bd. 7, S. 163-173.
  • Baluschev, S.; Miteva, T.; Yatukin, V.; Nelles, G.; Yasuda, A. et al. [..] (2006) Up-conversion Fluorescence, Noncoherent Excitation by Sunlight. Physical Review Letters, Bd. 97 (143903).
  • Wegner, Gerhard (1981) Polymers with Metal-like Conductivity – A Review of their synthesis, structure and properties. Angewandte Chemie, Int. Ed., Bd. 20, S. 361-381.
  • Lieser, G.; Tieke, B.; Wegner, G. (1980) Structure, Phase Transitions and Polymerizability of Multilayers of some Diacetylene Monocarboxylic Acids. Thin Solid Films, Bd. 68, S. 77-90.
  • Wegner, Gerhard (1969) Topochemical Reactions of Monomers with conjugated Triple Bonds. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B, Bd. 24, S. 824-832.