Natural Sciences

Board Member
Board Member
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne

President of the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Ulrich Panne studied chemistry at the University of Dortmund and at University College London. He received his doctorate at the Technical University of Munich. After a postdoctoral stay at the Environment Institute of the Joint Research Centre Ispra, he habilitated in the field of "Analytical Chemistry" at the TU Munich.

He has been working at BAM since 2004, where he initially headed the department "Analytical Chemistry; Reference Materials" in a joint appointment with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). In addition to his role as president, he holds an honorary professorship for Instrumental Analytical Chemistry at the HU.

Ulrich Panne is also spokesman of the AG Ressortforschung and chairman of the Initiativgemeinschaft Außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof e.V. (IGAFA). He is co-initiator and spokesman of the HU Graduate School for Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) and a co-founder of the Werner-von-Siemens Centre for Industry and Science. He is a member of the Presidial Board of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), the Board of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Board of the Long Night of the Sciences Berlin (LNDW). In addition, he is spokesman of the Fachkollegium Analytische Chemie of the German Research Foundation and member of acatech - German Academy of Science and Engineering.

For his merits in the field of analytical chemistry he was awarded the Fresenius Prize by the GDCh in 2009 and the Emich Plaque by the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry in 2019.

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