Prof. Dr. Andreas GREINER
H-Index: 63

Prof. Dr. Andreas GREINER

Bayreuth University, Germany, EU

Position: Professor, Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry II, Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany

Specialization: Polymer synthesis; Electrospinning of polymers; Polymer-functionalized nanoparticles and their applications


At the NANOCON´20 Prof. Dr. Greiner will deliver invited lecture at the Session B Industrial and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials.

Education and Career Accomplishments:

Andreas Greiner has been educated as a Macromolecular Chemist. He graduated at the University of Marburg (Germany) in 1986. And at the same university he received the title Dr.rer.nat. in Macromolecular Chemistry (1988) and has been habilitated in Macromolecular Chemistry (1995). In 1989-1990, he served as a postdoc at the University of California Santa Barbara (U.S.A.). In the period 2000-2012 he worked as the Professor for Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology at the University of Marburg (Germany) and since 2012 he is a Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry II at the Bayreuth University (UBT). Since 2018 he is a coordinator of the UBT Master Program Polymer Science and since 2012 the chairman of the UBT Ph.D. program polymer science.

In the period 2015-2018 he was a visiting professor at the Donghua University in China and he was also visiting professor at the Nanchang Normal University in China (2014-2019).


Research interests:
Main interests of A. Greiner are in the field of polymer synthesis, electrospinning of polymers, polymer-functionalized nanoparticles, polymer dispersions and poly(p-xylylene)s.

Integral part of his research of polymers is their specific applications in filtration, textiles, medicine, pharmacy and agriculture.

Next part of research consists of conductive polymer/metal composites, light weight sponges, living bacteria polymer/composites, functionalized bio-based polymers and microplastics.


Summary of publication activity and awards:
A. Greiner has above 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals (> 50 citations/paper). Hirsh factor: 63.

5 important publications:

  1. O. Hauenstein, S. Agarwal, A. Greiner: Bio-based polycarbonate as synthetic toolbox; Nat. Commun. 7, 11862 (2016).
  2. G. Duan, S. Jiang, V. Jérôme, J. H. Wendorff, A. Fathi, J. Uhm, V. Altstädt, M. Herling, J. Breu, R. Freitag, A. Greiner: Ultralight, soft polymer sponges by self-assembly of short electrospun fibers in colloidal dispersions Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 2850-2856 (2015).
  3. Z. Fan, M. Köhn Serrano, A. Schaper, S. Agarwal, A. Greiner: Polymer/nanoparticle hybrid materials of precise dimensions by size-exclusive fishing of metal nanoparticles; Adv. Mater. 27, 3888-3893 (2015).
  4. F. Mitschang, H. Schmalz, S. Agarwal, A. Greiner: Tea-bag-like polymer nanoreactors filled with gold nanoparticles; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4972-4975 (2014).
  5. S. Agarwal, A. Greiner, J. H. Wendorff: Functional materials by electrospinning of polymers; Prog. Poly. Sci. 38, 963-991 (2013).

He was Editor-in-Chief of e-Polymers (De Gruyter) in the period 2013-2018). He is awarded with the Arthur K. Doolittle Award (1999) and with the Steinhofer Lecture at the Freiburg University, Switzerland (2002).

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