Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann
(Honorary President KIU, Georgia & NUU, Uzbekistan)
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang A. Herrmann is one of the most cited German chemists (ISI) with over 800 scientific publications and about 80 patents. After studying chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), he earned his doctorate (1973) and habilitation (1978) in Regensburg. A DFG fellowship led him to Prof. P.S. Skell at PennState, USA (1975/76). After an appointment to a chair (Frankfurt, 1982), in 1985 he succeeded Nobel Prize winner Prof. E.O. Fischer as head of the Inorganic Chemistry Institute at the TUM.
Prof. Herrmann has been awarded 13 honorary doctorates from domestic and foreign universities and the highest German science prizes; among others, the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (1987), the Max Planck Research Prize (1991), and the Bavarian Order of Maximilian for Science and Art (2012).
From 1995 to 2019, Prof. Herrmann, as the 39th President of TUM, shaped its structural transformation into an entrepreneurial university. In 2017–2019, he was also chairman of the structural commission for Nuremberg University of Technology.
Since 2019, Prof. Herrmann has been active for TUM as President Emeritus and in the same year became Deputy Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Board of Directors (Moscow) and Non-executive Director of the TUM Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore. He has also been Honorary President of Kutaisi International University (KIU) since October 2020 and Honorary President of New Uzbekistan University (NUU) since July 2021. In addition, he serves on numerous advisory boards of business enterprises and associations.