Professor Peter Müller-Buschbaum carries out research in the field of functional materials, with a particular focus on energy materials, e.g. solar cells and batteries.
He studied physics in Kiel including his doctorate. Then he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the MPI for Polymer Research in Mainz and as visiting scientist at the ILL and the ESRF in Grenoble, France. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation) in 2002 and headed the Chair of Functional Materials at the TUM Department of Physics, before his appointment in 2018 as full professor and scientific director of the Forschungs-Neutronenquelle FRM-II and of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrums MLZ. Since 2011, he has been the German representative at the European Polymer Federation and, since 2012, Associate Editor of the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. He also heads the Bavarian key laboratory TUM.solar and the Network for Renewable Energies (NRG) of the Munich Institute of Integrated Materials, Energy and Process Engineering (MEP).