Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz


With around 32,000 students from over 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. JGU unites almost all academic disciplines under one roof, including the Mainz University Medical Center, the Mainz Academy of Fine Arts, the Mainz School of Music, and the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies in Germersheim. About 4,400 academics, among them 570 professors, teach and conduct research in over 100 institutes and clinics. With 75 fields of study and more than 270 degree courses, JGU offers an extraordinarily broad range of courses.

Scientific team

Andreas Walther


Pr. Andreas Walther is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany . His research interests concentrate on developing and understanding hierarchical self-assembly concepts, and on using them to create Active, Adaptive and Autonomous Bioinspired Material Systems - A3BMS. A. Walther has published ca. 150 papers (h-index 55) and has recently been awarded the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award (for Materials), the Reimund Stadler Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society, a BMBF NanoMatFutur Research Group, an ERC Starting Grant and an ERC Consolidator Grant, as well as the Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award awarded at the biannual IUPAC World Polymer Congress 2018. He is a fellow of both the Freiburg (FRIAS) as well as the Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies, and a founding PI and board member of the DFG livMatS Cluster of Excellence on “Living, Adaptive and Energy-Autonomous Materials Systems”.


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Department Chemie
Fachbereich 09 - Chemie, Pharmazie, Geographie und Geowissenschaften
Building 2225 - Duesbergweg 10-14 - 55128 Mainz
Germany -