Peter Wasserscheid

His Work

Peter Wasserscheid is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of ionic liquids , particularly in the region of developing halogenfree ionic liquids.

About Peter

Peter Wasserscheid studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen. Later he did his doctorate in the work group of Professor Wilhelm Keim, who is one of the key figures in the development of the SHOP – process (Shell higher olefin process). He holds the chair of Chemical engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2003. He is also the Director of the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy since 2014.

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