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Professor Brigitte Voit

Prof. K. Matyjaszewski
Brigitte Voit received her PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry in 1990 from University Bayreuth, Germany, in the field of photoactive polymers under the guidance of Prof. Oskar Nuyken. In the postdoctoral work in 1991/1992 at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, USA, she got introduced into the emerging field of hyperbranched polymers. Back in Germany she joined the Technische Universität München continuing the work on dendritic polymers and she received her habilitation degree in Macromolecular Chemistry in 1996. In 1997 Brigitte Voit was appointed head of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) Dresden, as well as professor for "Organic Chemistry of Polymers" at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). In addition, since 2002, she is heading the IPF Dresden, a large public research institute hosting about 480 people, as Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer (Scientific Director).

Her major research interest is in the synthesis of new functional polymer architectures by various synthetic approaches covering topics like dendritic polymers, hydrogels, functional block and graft copolymers, as well as biofunctional polymers and functional polymers for optoelectronic applications. Brigitte Voit is very active in the community and in review work e.g. in the DFG panel Chemistry and in the European Commission (ERC grant evaluation); she is a board member of several polymer journals and has been appointed into the Kuratorium Angewandte Chemie in 2009. For the period 2014/2015 Brigitte Voit had been elected as president of the European Polymer Federation and in 2015 she was awarded with membership in acatech (Akademie der Technikwissenschaften)