Robust plastics are composed of molecular building-blocks, held together by tough chemical linkages. Their cleavage is extremely difficult to achieve, rendering the recycling of these materials almost impossible. A research team from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) developed a molec ... more
Prof. Dr. Christian Hackenberger
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie
Christian P. R. Hackenberger, Heinz Maier Leibnitz prizewinner 2011, studied chemistry at the universities of Freiburg and Madison (USA). After receiving his doctorate from RWTH Aachen and completing a postdoc at MIT, he embarked on his research career as a Liebig scholarship holder and Emmy Noether junior research group leader (DFG) at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2011, he accepted a professorship in Bioorganic Chemistry at FU Berlin funded by a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. In 2012, he was offered a position at the Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.