Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther

Andreas Walther is a Professor for Macromolecular Materials and Systems at the Department of Chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). 

His research interests concentrate on developing and understanding hierarchical self-assembly concepts inside and outside equilibrium, and on using them to create Active, Adaptive and Autonomous Bioinspired Material Systems - A3BMS.

He graduated from Bayreuth University in Germany in 2008 with a Ph.D. on Janus particles and pursued postdoctoral studies with a focus on biomimetic hybrid materials at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland). After establishing his independent research group at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen in 2011, he was appointed Professor for Functional Polymers at the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg (Germany) in 2016. He was appointed to his present position in Mainz in 2020 with the prestigious support of the Gutenberg Research College.

He is the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant and of an ERC Consolidator Grant. He is part of the ETNs CREANET and VITRIMAT. He is a founding PI and Research Area Leader of the DFG Cluster of Excellence on "Living, Adaptive and Energy-Autonomous Materials Systems" (livMatS). He is a senior fellow of both the Freiburg (FRIAS) as well as the Strasbourg (USIAS) Institutes for Advanced Studies.

A. Walther has published ca. 165 papers (h-index 57; > 12500 citations) and has recently been awarded the MPI MINERVA ARCHES award, the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award (for Materials), the Reimund Stadler Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society, a BMBF NanoMatFutur Research Group, as well as the Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award awarded at the biannual IUPAC World Polymer Congress 2018.

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