Univ.-Prof. Stefan Hecht

  Univ.-Prof. Stefan Hecht Copyright: © Peter Winandy

Stefan Hecht has been University Professor and Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry at RWTH’s Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences and Scientific Director of the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials since August 2019.


Born in 1974 in Berlin.


2001 PhD in Organic Polymer Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Postdoctoral Lecturing Qualification/Habilitation in Organic Chemistry, Freie Unviersität Berlin


2001 to 2004 Junior research group leader at Freie Unviersität Berlin
2005 to 2016 Group leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr
2006 to 2019 Full Professor and Chair of Organic Chemistry and Functional Materials, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Family: Three strong women – my greatest joy!
Free time: Physical activities, stimulating company, and culinary and intellectual delights

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.

Mark Twain