Professor Markus Antonietti received his basic education in Mainz and studied at the Gutenberg University where he also completed a PhD in chemistry. After that, he became Professor in Marburg, and in 1993, he switched to his current position as a Director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. He received a number of awards for his science, among 1997 a Honorary degree (Dr. sci. h. c.) of Clarkson University Potsdam/New York, 2003 the Goldschmidt-Elhuyar-Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Quimica, 2009 the Macro Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
He is a Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, and listed in ISI as a World Top 50 cited Material Scientist, his H-Index is 77.
He published around 450 scientific publications and holds 25 patents. Beside Polymer Science and the Chemistry of materials, he is a first hour person of nano sciences. In recent years, he is active in the field of sustainability, raw material change and green material science.