Pigments have been used by people as colouring substances for centuries. Although naturally occurring compounds and elements were originally used for making pigments, e.g. iron oxide, manganese oxide, ultramarine and carbon black (soot), with the development of industrial chemistry from the ... more
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfaff
Merck KGaA, Merck KGaA
born in 1953, studied chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and graduated with a thesis in the field of inorganic solid state chemistry. He was then research assistant and senior research assistant in Chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena where he was responsible for teaching many courses in the field of inorganic chemistry. 1991: He began his work in pigment research at Merck in Darmstadt. 1994: He became director of the Product Development Department within the framework of research into effect pigments. 2006: He became director of pigment research. 1994: He began to lecture at the Darmstadt University of Technology where he received his Doctorate in Chemistry in 1997. 2008: He was appointed senior lecturer and assistant Professor at the Darmstadt University of Technology. Gerhard Pfaff is the author of more than 90 scientific publications and more than 70 patents.