Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel is full professor for Biomaterials and head of the department at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He further is vice president for internationalization, gender equality and diversity at his University.

After studying biochemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, he graduated in 1994. He obtained his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1998 from the Institute of Biophysics and Physical Biochemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany. After three years as a postdoc at the University of Chicago, Chicago USA, he was assistant professor (C1) at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and finished his habilitation in 2007.

Amongst his awards are the “Junior Scientist Award of the Materials week” (2004), the “Communicator Award of the Promega GmbH” (2005), the “Innovation Award from the Bavarian Prime Minister” (2006), the Award “Innovation made by nature” of the German Federal ministry of science (2007), the “Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Medal” (2007), the “Karl- Heinz-Beckurts-Award” (2008), the “Dr R A Mashelkar Endowment Lecture on Advanced Materials”, National Chemical Laboratory, India (2013) and the “Dechema- Award” (2013).

Since 2014 he is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).

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