Dr. Christoph Gürtler

 Dr. Christoph Gürtler

Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation

Christoph Gürtler studied chemistry at the University of Bonn from 1987 to 1993 and made his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin in 1996 with Prof. Dr. Blechert in organic chemistry. After a postdoc at MIT with Prof. Dr. S. L. Buchwald he joined Bayer AG, Central Research department.

After several positions in coatings research and business development he worked for the member of the board for research and development to develop a strategy for fundamental research and development for new processes and product with the means of Open innovation. Most of the projects involve the CAT Catalytic center jointly run with RWTH Aachen university that currently employs more than 25 young scientists. He is currently heading a department in the field of catalysis and technology incubation.

He is holding more than 120 patents and is a member of the commission of the German society.