Roger Gläser obtained a PhD in Chemical Technology at Universität Stuttgart (1997). Following a postdoctoral research stay at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, he returned to the Institute of Chemical Technology at Universität Stuttgart, where he completed his habilitation in 2007. Since 2007 he has been a Professor of Chemical Technology at Universität Leipzig. He is the Director of the Institute Chemical Technology at and, currently, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy at Universität Leipzig.
In addition to his professorship, Roger Gläser was spokesperson of the International Research Training Group „Diffusion in Porous Materials“ (GRK 1056) and was a member of the Senate Committee on Research Training Groups of the German Science Foundation (DFG) (2014-2019). Since 2020, he is an elected member of the DFG-Review Board “Process Engineering, Technical Chemistry”, and Chairman of the Commission of the German Catalysis Society.
His research interests include the preparation and characterization of novel sorbents and catalysts with defined nanoporosity. Application areas focus on the utilization of renewable resources such as solar energy, carbon dioxide or biomass for conversion to fuels and chemicals, photocatalysis and diffusion in heterogeneous catalysis.
Roger Gläser has been a member of the “German Research Ombudsman” Committee appointed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2021.
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