Professor Wolfgang Lubitz
Wolfgang Lubitz studied Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), where he also received his PhD (1977). He worked as a researcher at UC San Diego (USA) and as Assistant Professor at the FUB. In 1989 he became Associate Professor in the Physics Department of Stuttgart University; in 1991 he took over a Chair of Physical Chemistry at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). In 2000 he became Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (formerly MPI for Bioinorganic Chemistry) in Mülheim/Ruhr. His scientific work is focused on the investigation of metalloproteins (hydrogenase, water oxidase, ribonucelotide reductase), primary processes of photosynthesis and the development and application of electron paramagnetic resonance methods. His work has been published in over 400 scientific publications. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), the International Society of Magnetic Resonance and received the Zavoisky Award, the Bruker Prize, the Gold Medal of the International EPR Society and honorary doctorates of the University of Uppsala, Sweden (2008) and the Université d'Aix-Marseille, France (2014).