Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt


Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt

Lehrstuhlinhaber Makromolekulare Chemie I

Telefon: +49 (0) 921 55 3200
Fax: 55-3206




since May 1994Professor Macromolecular Chemistry (C 4)
University Bayreuth, Germany
since October 1998Chairman of the Collaborate Research Center 481 (Sonderforschungsbereich 481)
"Complex macromolecular and hybrid systems in internal and external fields" at the University of Bayreuth
October 1997 -
September 1998
University Bayreuth
June 1993Associate Professor of Materials (tenure)
Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 USA
January 1993 -
March 1993
Visiting Professor
at Institute Charles Sadron (CNRS), Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France
December 1989Habilitation in Macromolecular Chemistry
Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
"Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Rod-like Aromatic Polycondensates"
July 1989Assistant Professor of Materials
Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 USA
June 1986 -
August 1989
Research and Teaching Associate, Hochschulassistent
Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
April 1985 -
May 1986
Visiting Scientist
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (Inc.), Experimental Station CR&DD, Wilmington, Delaware USA
June 1983 -
September 1983
Visiting Scientist,
University of Lowell, Massachusetts USA with Professor A. Blumstein and Professor R. Blumstein
March 1982 -
February 1985
Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry
University Mainz, Mainz, Germany. Advisor: Professor Helmut Ringsdorf

"Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Dye Containing Liquid Crystalline Copolymers"

February 1982Diploma in Chemistry
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany. Advisor: Professor Helmut Ringsdorf
"Phase behavior and Electric Field Effects of Mixtures of Low Molecular Mass and Polymeric Liquid Crystals"
April 1980 -
August 1980
Exchange Student in Polymer Chemistry
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich, Schweiz
October 1976 -
February 1982
Study of Chemistry
Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany


Universität Bayreuth

  • Member of the Senate of the University Bayreuth (Sept. 1998 - date)
  • Vice-President of the University of Bayreuth (1997-1998)
  • Chairman of the Chemistry Department (Nov. 1996 - Sept. 1997)
  • Chairman of the search committee Makromolekulare Chemie II (1995/96 and 1998/99)
  • Member of the senat committee for international relations (1995 - 1997)
  • Member of the committee for central technical services (since 1995)

University of California at Santa Barbara

  • Building Committee of the Materials Research Laboratory (1992 - 1994)
  • Faculty Legislature -Santa Barbara Division (1992 - 1994)
  • Chemical Safety Committee (1992 - 1994)
  • Graduate Student Admission Committee (1989 - 1993)
    (Chairman 1992 - 1993)
  • Organization of Macromolecules Seminar (1989 - 1991)
  • Organization of the exchange program in Polymer Science
    with the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz
    and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (1989 - 1994)
  • Participation for guidelines on laboratory safety aspects
    and classes in laboratory safety (with Environmental Health and Safety)
    (1989 - 1992)
  • Affirmative Action Committee (1989 - 1991)
  • Institute for Polymers and Organic Solids Advisory Committee
    (1992 - 1993)


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