Wendel Wohlleben is Senior Principal Scientist for characterization of nanomaterials at BASF, Dept. of Material Physics, second affiliation with Dept. of Experimental Toxicology and Ecology.
Conducts or leads research projects on advanced materials development and on the safety of nanomaterials, specifically SUN FP7 (Lifecycle testing of nanomaterials), NanoDefine FP7 (identification and characterization of nanomaterials), nanoGRAVUR BMBF (grouping of nanomaterials), NanoRelease (Release testing). More than 100 papers and patents. Additional responsibilities on monitoring of novel analytical methods and their implementation at BASF, and on opportunity finding for novel advanced materials.
Wendel studied physics (minor: chemistry) at the University Heidelberg and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. PhD in 2003 from University Munich with a biophysical thesis on energy harvesting in photosynthesis, performed at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics. Post-doc at Physical Chemistry, University Marburg. Visiting scientist relations at Dept. of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot and at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston.