Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Resources, Director Research & Education

Klaus Kümmerer is Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry and holds the chair of of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources at the public Leuphana University Lüneburg and is Director Research and Education of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) in Bonn. His research and teaching is focused on Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Pharmacy, Material Resources, Aquatic Environmental Chemistry, and Time in Environmental and Sustainability Research. He received national and international awards for his interdisciplinary work. Klaus Kümmerer serves and served in national (e.g. DFG Senate Commission for Water Research, Board of the Division of Sustainable Chemistry of GDCh) and international committees including Global Chemical Outlook by UNEP and the EU Technology Platform SusChem Europe. He is also organizer of the annual interdisciplinary Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference. He is founding editor and editor-in-chief of Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, and Current Opinion in Sustainable Chemistry journals as well as associate editor of Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution. He published more than 230 scientific articles in international scientific peer reviewed journals and edited more than 10 scientific books. He is also the initiator and chair of the annual international and interdisciplinary conference Green and Sustainable Chemistry (

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