Short CV/Education and training

  • 1969 – 1973
    Studied chemistry at Dresden University of Technology

  • 1973 – 1987
    Central Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany

  • 1987 – 1991
    Institute of Polymer Chemistry (IPOC), Academy of Sciences, Teltow, Germany

  • Since 1992
    Director of the Fraunhofer Research Institution Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO in Teltow (formerly the Field Office for Polymeric Materials of the Fraunhofer IFAM (1992 – 1997) and Field Office for Polymeric Materials and Composites of the Fraunhofer IZM (1998 – 2007))

  • Since 1998
    Holder of the C4 professor's chair in polymeric materials, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

Selected publications

  • Kuschel, F., Hartmann, L., Bauer, M.: Nematic-Isotropic Transition in Polymer-Confined and Polymer-Free Liquid Crystal Mixtures. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science 117, 2010. pp. 1486-1492.

  • Bauer, M. et al.: Display Forming Polymer/Liquid Crystal Composite Layers and Their Stability Against External Mechanical Distortions. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science 117, 2010. pp. 1924-1933.

  • Bauer, M., Bauer, J.: Formation of New Thermosets by the Reaction of Cyanates with Thiophenols. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science 110(1), 2008. pp. 8-17.

  • Bauer, M.: Fire Behavior. In: Grellmann, W., Seidler, S. (eds.): Polymer Testing. Munich 2007. Chapter 11.2., pp. 571-591.

  • Steffensen, al.: Dendrimers Based on [1,3,5]-Triazines. In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 44(11), 2006. pp. 3411-3433.

  • Dreyer, C. et al.: New Reactive Polymeric Systems for Use as Wave Guide Materials in Integrated Optics. In: Macromolecular Symposia 199, 2003. pp. 307-319.

  • Bauer, M., Uhlig, C., Bauer, J.: Side Reactions During Polycyclotrimerization of Cyanates and their Influence on Network Structure and Properties. In: Wiley Polymer Network Group Review Series 2, 1999. pp. 271-283.

  • Bauer, M., Bauer, J.: Aspects of the Kinetics, Modelling and Simulation of Network Build-up During Cyanate Ester Cure. In: Hamerton, I. (ed.): Chemistry and Technology of Cyanate Ester Resins. London 1994. Chapter 3, pp. 58-86.

  • Bauer, J. et al.: Critical Behavior of a Trifunctional, Randomly Branched Polymer: Percolation versus Cascade Theory. In: Macromolecules 24, 1991. pp. 2634-2636.

  • Martin, D., Bauer, M.: Cyanic Acid Esters from Phenols. In: Organic Synthesis 61, 1983. pp. 35-37.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific ambassador for the German State of Brandenburg, jointly appointed by the Ministry of the Economy and European Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture

  • Member of the steering committee for cabin innovations, Airbus Operations GmbH

  • Member of the senate committee to evaluate the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Association

  • Member of the Leibniz Society of Sciences, Berlin, Germany

  • Member of the jury for the Entrepreneurial Innovation Award, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Potsdam, Germany


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